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Spotify Wrapped 2022 is live: Here's everything you need to know
The most wonderful time of the year is back, and with it, this year’s edition of Spotify Wrapped. Every year, Spotify users look forward to this annual wrap-up of their listening statistics. It arrives in late November or early December and is a chance to flaunt your unique musical taste. Keep reading to learn how to see your Spotify Wrapped results and more!
THE SHORT ANSWER
Spotify Wrapped 2022 started rolling out to people's accounts on November 30, 2022.
To access Spotify Wrapped, launch the Spotify app and go to Home > #SPOTIFYWRAPPED > Your 2022 in review. This is where you will be able to see your Spotify Wrapped cards and playlists.
What is Spotify Wrapped?
Every December since 2016, Spotify has sent users a summary of their listening statistics from January 1 to October 31. This event has grown to include each year’s most popular music and podcasts. It’s called Spotify Wrapped.
Users can learn more about their listening history through ornate visualizations called “Wrapped cards.” Spotify Wrapped cards depict the songs, artists, genres, and podcasts most listened to during the year. Users are encouraged to share their cards with friends and followers on social media.
Artists are also sent visuals of their stats and encouraged to share them with their fans.
Spotify Wrapped was released on November 30. Last year Wrapped started dropping on December 1st, so we got the update a bit earlier this year.
Read also: How to upload music to Spotify
What does Spotify Wrapped show you?
In the form of Wrapped cards, Spotify Wrapped provides a visual representation of the songs, artists, genres, and podcasts they listened to the most from January 1 to October 31. Wrapped cards can be shared on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and TikTok.
If you use Private Sessions, anything listened to in that mode is off the record. Nobody can access your listening activity during a Private Session. As such, anything you listen to during Private Sessions won’t be reflected in your Spotify Wrapped results.
Additionally, if you have been uploading music to Spotify and listening to it, those songs will not factor into your Spotify Wrapped results. Only songs that are available from the Spotify platform count.
For 2022, Wrapped cards include:
- My Top Genres
- Audio Day (including music listened to during "My mornings," "My afternoon," and "My nights")
- My Minutes Listened
- My Top Song
- My Top Songs
- My Top Artist
- My Top Artists
You can also access a final Wrapped card at the end that combines results from other cards. There is also a card available for avid listeners called Your Listening Personality.
Also check out: How much is Spotify Premium?
Where to see Spotify Wrapped (Android & iOS)
Spotify Wrapped playlists and results are available every November/December from the Spotify home screen. The section typically disappears from the app at the start of January, but you can still access your Spotify Wrapped playlists all year.
You can also go to spotify.com/wrapped, which should open up the Wrapped screen inside your Spotify for iOS or Android app.
To access more Spotify Wrapped features from the hub, search for “Wrapped” in the Spotify app and select the genre. This will allow you to access more of the Wrapped hub features.
Can you see Spotify Wrapped on desktop?
No. The playlists Spotify curates for you as part of the Wrapped event are available from any platform. However, the Wrapped cards and shareable stories are available only on mobile.
Why can’t I see Spotify Wrapped on my phone?
Note that Spotify Wrapped is not shown to all users at the same time. It may take longer for the update to appear for your account.
Also keep in mind that you’ll only be able to see it if you use the iOS or Android Spotify app, not the web player or desktop app. The feature is usually active throughout December. However, your Spotify Wrapped playlists will continue to be available even after Spotify Wrapped is no longer visible in the app.
How to share Spotify Wrapped
Wrapped cards are shareable on Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, and many other platforms — including WhatsApp and Line!
To share a Spotify Wrapped card on social media (or save it to your device), launch the Spotify mobile app. Tap the Play button on the Your 2022 in review section of the home page. Find the Wrapped card you want to share, and let it play out. When you see the Share this story button, tap it. Select the platform you want to share the Wrapped card on.
If you aren't quick enough to hit the button before it switches to the next one, here's a neat little trick you can try:
- Navigate to the Spotify Wrapped card you want to share on social media or download.
- As the card starts playing, press down on the middle of the card — and hold — with one of your thumbs. This will pause playback.
- With your other hand, tap Share this story at the bottom of the screen.
How can I see more Spotify stats?
If you want to view your Spotify stats, you don’t have to wait for Spotify Wrapped.
The third-party service Stats for Spotify connects to your Spotify account and pulls in Spotify stats, including Top Tracks, Top Artists, Top Genres, and Recently Played. The service also lets you choose between “last 4 weeks,” “last 6 months,” and “all time,” which is a good way to see how your music tastes have evolved in the recent past.
The “Recently played” tab is great if you need to recall a track you just listened to but can’t seem to find in Spotify — a common issue for those who listen on shuffle mode or prefer Spotify’s many auto-generated playlists.
Note that Stats for Spotify is not affiliated with Spotify, so you must grant it access to your Spotify account first. Hopefully, Spotify will come up with its own stats solution in the future.
Is it possible to see Spotify Wrapped all year?
Unfortunately, you cannot access your most recent Wrapped cards all year long. This is why users tend to download or screenshot them before the Spotify Wrapped period closes at the end of December.
That said, all of your past Spotify Wrapped playlists are available anytime.
How to access old Spotify Wrapped playlists
It’s quite simple to access the Spotify Wrapped archives. This will allow you to listen to all of a specific year’s Spotify Wrapped playlists (like Top Tracks and Best lists) created for everyone. It will also allow you to access your personal Wrapped playlists.
In a browser, go to https://open.spotify.com/genre/insert year-page.
For example, if you wanted to access your Wrapped playlists from 2021, you would go to https://open.spotify.com/genre/2021-page. If you wanted to access your Spotify Wrapped playlists from 2017, you would go to https://open.spotify.com/genre/2017-page.