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Ten Spotify Playlist Tips and Tricks You Should Know

These are some tips and tricks that will help you manage Spotify playlists.


Spotify playlists are an integral part of the service. Spotify is a music streaming service that offers a variety of playlists to match different genres and moods. You can also create your own playlists and share them with your friends and the rest of the world.

We have some tips for managing your Spotify playlists. These tips are only available for Spotify’s desktop app. You can still enjoy the same benefits via Spotify’s desktop apps if you put these tricks to use.

1. Spotify: How to Choose Multiple Songs

Most people are familiar with the Delete buttons. This allows you to click and drag songs in a playlist. Sometimes, however, you may need to delete multiple songs from a playlist. It is also possible to move songs around in batches.

Hold down Ctrl or Cmd to select multiple Spotify songs. Drag and drop the songs into a single cluster to move them to a new playlist or to a different place in the current playlist. Right-click on any song you wish to delete and then click Remove. Or hit the Delete button.


It is also possible to select multiple songs consecutively from a playlist. Hold down Shift and click the first song. Next, select the last one by clicking the button. This action highlights all tracks between them, including the last. You can then delete or move the entire block of songs, as described above.

To select all items in a playlist, press CTRL + A. This will allow you to save time when creating large playlists.

These methods are used in many of the tricks below.

2. How to import local music into Spotify

You can import your music to Spotify using the Spotify desktop application. Make sure you have the songs you want on your computer. Then, save them to an easily accessible folder.


After that, you can launch Spotify. To launch Spotify, click the three-dot menu link at the top-left. Next, go to Edit > Preferences. Scroll down to Local files, and ensure that the Show local files slider has been enabled.

This slider will allow you to see the sources of various music folders stored on your computer. You can remove any that you don’t use. Click Add a source to import them.

Select the folder you have just created and click Open. It will then appear in the Show Songs from list. Make sure that it is enabled.

You might uncheck any music you have previously imported from local sources before you move on. This will allow you to quickly select the music that you have just added to your playlist and place it in a new playlist.


Click Your Library in the top-left corner of Spotify. A new Local files option will appear under the Playlists Tab. You’ll be able to see all local music that you have selected.

Imported music does not have clickable albums or artists. You can sort the playlist by artist, track name and similar. To add local music to a playlist, click Create Playlist on the left sidebar.

You can also select all songs from Local files by using Ctrl+ A on Windows, or Md + A Mac. Drag them or copy and paste them into the new playlist. After you have moved them all, you will be able to go back into Local Files and display the sources that you imported in the past.


3. How to identify the current Spotify playlist

Sometimes you may hear a great song on Spotify, and wonder which playlist it is. To jump to the current playlist or album, use the Spotify desktop app. Click on the album art at the bottom-left corner. The current track should be playing. This will allow you to identify the source of the song.

You’ll notice an arrow icon at the top-right when you hover over the album artwork. To view the current playlist, you will need to click anywhere else than this. Clicking the arrow will change the size of the album cover.

4. How to duplicate Spotify playlists

If you need to create a backup or personalize a Spotify playlist, copying it is a great way to do this. It’s easy to duplicate Spotify playlists manually.

To create a duplicate playlist in Spotify, click Create Playlist. Next, give it a name and then open the playlist that you wish to duplicate. To select the song you want to play, click the title of the first song.

Next, press CTRL + A (or Cmd+ A Mac) to select all songs in your current playlist. Click and drag the highlighted songs (or copy-and-paste) to the new playlist.


You’ll notice that you can right-click on any existing playlist to see the Create similar playlist option. It doesn’t create a duplicate Spotify playlist. Instead, it creates one with music similar to your current Spotify playlist. While it’s a great way to discover new music on Spotify and share your favorite songs, it doesn’t replicate a playlist’s exact contents.

5. How to combine all your favorite songs into one Spotify playlist

You can create a massive playlist of all songs that you have saved to your library by copying them into a new playlist. This is similar to the one described above. This is a great option for those who have a Spotify Premium subscription. They can download large playlists to listen on the go without having to use data.

Create a playlist by following the steps above. Next, select Most Liked Songs in the left panel of Spotify. To highlight a track, click on it and then hit Ctrl+ A (or Md + A Mac) to select all songs. Drag or copy the songs to your new playlist.

Spotify now considers Liked Songs to be its own playlist. You can now click the Download button to save it for offline listening, provided you have Premium. It’s easier than manually turning your favorite songs into playlists. Liked Song will automatically update when you like a song. This is in contrast to the fact that you will have to manually update a copy playlist, which is unnecessary since Spotify already supports liking songs.


6. How to share Spotify playlists with others

You can share your Spotify playlists with friends or create one for yourself. Spotify allows you to easily share playlists among anyone who uses it.

To share, open a playlist and click the three-dot at its top. Next, hover over the Sharing field. Modern Spotify only offers two ways to share your playlist: Copy playlist or Embed playlist. To get a URL that you can use anywhere, such as in a message app or on social media, you can use the first option. You can embed the playlist on your website or another site.

Select Invite collaborators from the three-dot menu to allow others to add songs to your playlist. This will copy a link to your clipboard, which you can then share with friends to allow them to add or remove tracks from the playlist. To protect the current playlist, you may want to create a backup.

7. Spotify: How to Change the Playlist Sorting Options

Spotify playlists sort tracks by order of their addition. You can change this by clicking on the headers at top. This applies to both your playlists and those of others.


To sort alphabetically, click Title and Album. Clicking the first time will sort A-Z. Clicking the second time will change the sorting to Z-A. This works also with the Date Add field which allows you to sort from oldest to youngest or oldest to newest. The Clock symbol represents track length. Clicking it allows you to sort by the shortest and longest tracks.

You can also modify the sorting options by clicking on the dropdown box at the top-right. You have the same options as when sorting by the headers. This also allows you to order alphabetically by Artist. The sorting will be removed if you click on any other field three times.

If you don’t have any sorting applied (no green Arrows next to any headers), then you can manually arrange the tracks in your playlists. Click and drag the song to see a green line. To move the song to the new location, let it go. As explained previously, you can also move multiple songs at once.

You can adjust the order of Spotify playlists before you send them to people, increase the tempo as the songs progress and make other adjustments. You should also remember that shuffle mode is not activated.


8. How to edit the cover image for Spotify Playlists

Spotify automatically creates playlist art by using playlist songs’ first four album covers. You can customize the generic image to suit your playlist.

After opening the playlist, hover your cursor over an existing playlist image. Choose photo will appear. Click this. This will open an Edit details window.

To upload a new image, click the link to the left. To confirm, click the Save link in the Edit Details box. You can also write a short description of the playlist to give more information to others who share it.

If you need help, we have a guide on how to create the perfect Spotify playlist artwork.

9. Spotify Playlist: How to Like All Songs

You can “like” an album/song on Spotify by clicking the heart icon. This icon is located at the bottom of an album page, and to the left in the Duration section. This allows you to add songs to the Your Library section, which is a sort of virtual music shelf.

You can save any songs from a playlist that you like and select them as we have discussed previously. To select all of them, use CTRL + A or Md + A to do so. Or hold Ctrl or Cmd to select multiple songs. Next, right-click on each song and select Save To Your Liked Songs. Or drag them to the Liked Songs directory.


You can’t save all the albums in a playlist to Your Library. Instead, you will have to save each album one at a time.

10. How to Search and Filter Spotify Playlists

Spotify playlists can have thousands of songs making it hard to quickly find the right track. You can search within a playlist by pressing Ctrl+F (or Cmd+F on a Mac). The playlist is open. Click on the magnifying glass icon to the left of your sorting box.

Enter the information in the box and Spotify will display matches for the song title, artist and album name. This can be used to verify a song is on a playlist or view all songs by a particular artist.

Once you’ve found the songs you are looking for, you can select them all by right-clicking to add them to your queue, remove them, copy them elsewhere or do other actions.

Manage Spotify Playlists like a pro

These tips will help you get more from your Spotify playlists. Spotify is great for having the right mix for every occasion. These tips will help you organize your playlists.




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