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How to make your Spotify playlist public or private?

Spotify allows users to create playlists of their favourite songs, which can then also be shared with others. If you want others to find your Spotify playlist in the in-app search or via your profile and be able to follow that playlist, you’ll need to make the playlist public.

Here is a step-by-step guide to help you make your Spotify playlist public on its app for Android, iOS and PC, followed by a guide to help you make your Spotify playlist private (or secret).

Also read: How to download Spotify playlists?

Making Spotify playlist public on mobile app

Open the Spotify app on Android or iOS and follow the steps below to make your playlist public.

How to make your Spotify playlist public or private?
  • Tap on Your Library tab from the options at the bottom of the app screen.
  • Either press and hold the playlist you want to make public, or tap on the playlist to open it and then tap on the triple-dot (overflow) menu icon at the top-right.
  • Scroll down in the list of options and then tap on Make Public.
How to make your Spotify playlist public or private?

Your playlist will now be public and will appear in searches as well as be displayed on your Spotify profile page (as shown in the screenshot above).

Also read: How to cancel your Spotify Premium subscription?

Making Spotify playlist private (secret) on app

If you’ve made a playlist public by mistake and want to revert it to private (or secret), open the Spotify app on Android or iOS and follow the steps given below.

How to make your Spotify playlist public or private?
  • Tap on Your Library tab from the options at the bottom of the app screen.
  • Either press and hold the playlist you want to make public, or tap on the playlist to open it and then tap on the triple-dot (overflow) menu icon at the top-right.
  • Scroll down in the list of options and then tap on Make Secret.

Also read: How to change your Spotify username?

Making Spotify playlist public on PC

Open the Spotify app on your PC and follow either of the two methods below to make your playlist public.

Method 1: On the sidepanel, right-click on the playlist you want to make public from the list under Playlists. From the options that appear in the list, select Make Public.

How to make your Spotify playlist public or private?

Method 2: On the playlist page, click on the triple-dot (overflow) menu icon and select Make Public from the dropdown list to make your Spotify playlist public.

How to make your Spotify playlist public or private?

Your playlist will now be public and will appear in searches as well as be displayed on your Spotify profile page.

Also read: How to stop Spotify from opening on startup?

Making Spotify playlist private (secret) on PC

If you’ve made a playlist public by mistake and want to revert it to private (or secret), open the Spotify app on your PC and follow either of the two methods given below.

Method 1: On the side panel to the left, right-click on a public playlist that you want to make private from the list under Playlists. From the options that appear in the list, select Make Secret.

How to make your Spotify playlist public or private?

Method 2: On the playlist page, click on the triple-dot (overflow) menu icon and select Make Secret from the dropdown list to make your Spotify playlist private.

How to make your Spotify playlist public or private?

Also read: How to clear recently played on Spotify?

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