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How to change playlist names on Spotify
Playlist names differentiate one group of songs from another. For example, the playlist “Seattle Road Trip 2022” will likely have an entirely different selection of songs from another playlist titled “Family Christmas 2021.” Knowing how to change playlist names on Spotify is key for every listener, regardless of whether they subscribe to Spotify Premium or not.
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THE SHORT ANSWER
To change the name of a Spotify playlist on Android or iOS, tap Your Library from the toolbar along the bottom. Find and open the playlist you want to edit, then press the ⋮ button underneath the playlist's name. Select Edit playlist > type in the new name for your playlist > tap Save.
To change the name of a Spotify playlist on the desktop app or web player, find the playlist you want to rename on the left side of the user interface. Right-click it. Click Rename. Type in the new name for the playlist, then press the Enter key on your keyboard.
Renaming playlists on Spotify (Android and iOS)
- In the Spotify mobile app, locate and open the playlist you want to change in Your Library.
- Tap the ⋮ button underneath the name of the playlist.
- Tap Edit playlist.
- Add a new name for your playlist in the field below the cover image.
- Tap Save.
Renaming playlists on Spotify (desktop and web player)
Changing playlist names on the Spotify desktop app and web player is extremely simple.
- Open the Spotify desktop app or web player.
- Find the playlist that you want to rename. This will be on the left side of the interface.
- Right-click the name of the playlist and select Rename.
- Type in the new name for the playlist and click the Enter key on your keyboard.
If you are the one that created the collaborative playlist, meaning you are the “owner,” then yes. You can change all of the songs within the playlist and its name, description, and image. If you are a collaborator on the playlist, then no. You can only change songs within the playlist.
What to name your playlist on Spotify
Do you need some inspiration for what to call your playlist? We just showed you how to change your playlist name on Spotify; however, if you still need some help regarding what to title your playlist, we’ve got you covered.
Does your playlist have a theme?
When it comes to a good playlist name, the first thing you want to ask yourself is why you created this playlist in the first place. Did you make this playlist for Christmas? Is it tied to a specific genre, like electronic music or alternative rock? When you’ve answered that question, you essentially have the first element of your playlist title.
After that, you need an easy descriptor to tie everything together. “Vibes,” “tunes,” “mood,” “picks,” and, of course, “playlist” are amongst the most popular ending words when it comes to Spotify playlists.
Let’s say I want to make a playlist for Christmas. All I’d have to do is take that thematic element, Christmas, and add vibes, tunes, mood, picks, or playlist to the end to have a good playlist name. “Christmas vibes,” “Christmas tunes,” “Christmas mood,” “Christmas picks,” and “Christmas playlist” all work very well.
Does your playlist remind you of something funny?
If your playlist is meant to be anything but serious, then you may want to come up with a funny playlist name. Puns, memes, and longer, more specific phrases can all be used to set up a giggle-worthy playlist name.
What kinds of songs do you think I have in my “My Back, My Back!” playlist?
What if your playlist is sad?
If your playlist doesn’t incite sunshine and rainbows, you may need some ideas for proper “sad” playlist names. This goes for all kinds of emotion-conjuring playlists, but you don’t want to be too blatant about it.
Instead of going with something like “Soundtrack to My Sadge,” you could step beyond and go with something more specific. If the songs you’ve chosen are tied to a particularly emptying event, like a breakup or someone passing away, don’t let that get lost with a generic playlist title. The chances are you will always know what those songs mean when taken in context, so lean into that.
“December 2, 2019” or whichever date that sad event happened could be the playlist title. Or something which involves that person’s name.
How about if my playlist makes me feel like rapping?
Rap-related Spotify playlist names are everywhere, and they are quite easy to come up with.
If you need inspiration for your playlist name, you have to look for a lyric related to your playlist. This could be a lyric within one of your playlist songs or a lyric that describes your playlist. For example, “Mom’s Spaghetti” is a perfect name for an Eminem-themed playlist.
Try to look through the lyrics of the music you’re using in that playlist for something which sparks a good idea for a playlist name.
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