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How to copy a playlist on Spotify

Creating copies of Spotify playlists is easier than ever.
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October 14, 2022
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If you’re listening to someone else’s playlist and wish a certain song was gone or included, you’re out of luck. Unless it’s collaborative, you cannot edit others’ Spotify playlists. You can, however, copy all of the songs from another playlist into one that you can manipulate. While this is effectively the same thing as merging or combining playlists, if you just want to make a copy of that playlist, you can do that as well. Here’s how to copy a playlist on Spotify.

READ MORE: How to add songs to a playlist on Spotify

THE SHORT ANSWER 

To copy a Spotify playlist, open the Spotify desktop app. Navigate to the playlist you wish to copy > press CTRL+A to highlight all songs > right-click the highlighted songs > hover your cursor over Add to playlist > click Create playlist.

On Android and iOS, go to the playlist > press ⠇> select Add to other playlist. To create a copy of that playlist, select the green New Playlist button at the top.


KEY SECTIONS 

The ability to copy playlists is invaluable when it comes to moving around your favorite songs. Say, for example, you are being added to a family plan and have to start using a different account. The new account will not have all your saved Liked Songs or playlists. If you make your old account’s playlists public, you can copy those playlists to a new one on your new account. The same thing goes for Liked Songs.

How to make a copy of a Spotify playlist (desktop)

Yes, you can. To do so, press CTRL+A or Command+A on your keyboard within that playlist. This will highlight all songs. The only reason you would not be able to do this is if you are not on the desktop version of Spotify; this only works on computers.

Open the Spotify desktop app and go to the playlist you want to copy.

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In that playlist, press CTRL+A (Windows) or Command+A (Apple) on your keyboard to highlight all of the songs in that playlist.

This shortcut (CTRL+A) works for everything on Spotify, including Liked Songs, playlists, albums, artist pages, and more. It allows you to highlight everything on that page.

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Finally, right-click anywhere on the highlighted songs and hover your cursor over Add to playlist. From the extended menu, click Create playlist to make a copy of that playlist.

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Note: this “Add to new playlist” button has recently been replaced with “Create playlist.”

How to make a copy of a Spotify playlist (Android & iOS)

On the Spotify mobile app, go to the playlist that you want to copy. Press the icon underneath the title of the playlist, then tap Add to other playlist.

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On the next page, press the New Playlist button at the very top. This will allow you to create a copy of that playlist.

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