Collaborative playlists

Jelly BeansA couple of weeks ago we talked about the excitement of getting music recommendations and inspiration from our friends and our ongoing search for delicious things.

I found myself making a kick-ass playlist with house music and sent it to my friend Eric, since he’s my great source of inspiration when it comes to music. I believed the playlist would haven been even better if he could have helped me by adding a few favorites and edit the playlist. The more the merrier, right?

Creating a collaborative playlist in SpotifyAnyway, here at Spotify we believe that sharing is the golden path. Therefore we released collaborative playlists today. That means that not only are you able to share playlists with others, you can let them edit the shared playlists as well. We would love your input on it so try it out and let us know what you think!

In order to turn on collaboration for a playlist, right-click (or Ctrl-click on the Mac) the list and select Collaborative Playlist. Then copy the link to the playlist and send it to a friend.

When your friend clicks on the link, it opens in Spotify and your collaborative playlist is added. Now you can both make changes, which will appear on both of your screens instantly. You can identify a collaborative playlist by the unlocked padlock icon next to it.

Using a collaborative playlist in SpotifyYou can share the playlist with any number of people, but remember that anyone who gets the link will be able to alter your playlist, as well as pass the link on to others. There is currently no way to give only specific users the right to alter a collaborative playlist, other than by controlling the access to the link. The link is the key to the playlist.

You can, however, turn off the collaborativity of the playlist the same way you turned it on. Then only you will be able to alter the playlist, but everyone who has got the link will still be able to view and play the list.


  1. Endelig fant æ aill musikken æ vil hør på…E spent på om denne funke i Spania like bra..

  2. would be great, but I don’t want someone to delete my playlist tracs. so no-deleting option would be good.

  3. Agree with mika.ylonen … I want “add only” collaborative playlists where anyone can add but only the creator of the playlist has the right to delete … I don’t want people deleting music I’ve chosen to put in there but I do still want the right to delete what they’ve put in there if I don’t like it!!!

  4. u should be able to leave notes for your friends in these collaborative playlists

  5. how do you invite your friends to spotify? my sister would like to join spotify. I can invite her but i don`t no how

  6. Acabo de ser invitada a Spotify. Me gustaría invitar también a un amigo, pero no tengo invitaciones. Puedo conseguirlas de alguna manera ?

  7. My playlist. For you guys who like, pop, sometimes rock and country etc.
    It’s a lot of popular artist there 🙂

  8. mmm.. sorry guys, but i have a little problem, since i got the new version of spotify, and sync each other, i can´t get in my facbook profile, can someone help me please?

  9. Me and my friend made this playlist 2gether. Chill songs if you’re on a bad mood or just want to listen to slow songs.
    Rnb and hip hop luv ❤

  10. alguien me puede ayudar . como cambio para que las listas de otros se abran con spotify, pues predertemine otro programa (bpm) y ahora solo me las abre con el. y si se abre el bpm como puedo reproducir lo que eligo.

  11. Awesome feature, BUT why can’t i set a playlist as both shared AND collaborative…would be awesome…

  12. I tried to share my music on my facebook but I get error all the time,what should I do?

  13. colour coding would be massive! colour for each of your mates and then on the side have like a newsfeed of who did what 🙂

  14. would like to upload some tracks from my band THE GO-CAPTAINS from the 1980’s, is this possible ? as unsure how all this techno stuff works !!!