Links on Android Authority may earn us a commission. Learn more.
Spotify Wrapped 2022: What is it and when will it be released?
The most wonderful time of the year is right around the corner and, with it, the ability to see Spotify Wrapped. Spotify users look forward to this annual wrap-up of their listening statistics every December. It’s a chance to showcase your unique musical tastes (and provide Spotify with some not-so-subtle marketing). read on to learn how to see your Spotify Wrapped results and when they will be available!
Read more: Can you change your Spotify username?
THE SHORT ANSWER
Spotify Wrapped 2022 will likely be available in the first week of December. The exact date has not been announced.
To access Spotify Wrapped once it becomes available, 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, and when will it be released in 2022?
Every December since 2016, Spotify has been sending users a summary of the according year’s most popular music and podcasts, as well as their statistics from January 1 to October 31. It’s called Spotify Wrapped.
Users can learn more about their listening history through ornate visualizations called “cards.” Spotify Wrapped cards show 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.
This year, you can expect to see the Spotify Wrapped update between the 1st and 5th of December.
Read also: How to upload music to Spotify
What does Spotify Wrapped show you?
Spotify Wrapped gives listeners a visual representation of the songs, artists, genres, and podcasts they listened to the most from January 1 to October 31. These come in the form of shareable cards on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and TikTok.
If you use Private Sessions, anything listened to in that mode is off the record. Nobody, followers or Spotify, can see what you listen to during a Private Session. The content you listen to during Private Sessions is not 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.
What Spotify Wrapped cards are available?
In 2021, Spotify Wrapped cards included Minutes Listened, Top Song, Top Songs, Audio Aura, Top Genres, Top Podcast, Top Artist, and Top Artists. You can expect to see these stats return, and Spotify may even add more in 2022.
Also check out: How much is Spotify Premium?
Where to see Spotify Wrapped (Android & iOS)
Spotify Wrapped playlists and results are available every 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?
Spotify Wrapped cards are currently unavailable on desktop. While you can’t see the cards, you can see the Spotify Wrapped hub, which includes a playlist of the song you listened to the most from January to October. This is available from Home in either the Spotify web player or desktop app.
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
To share a Spotify Wrapped card on social media (or save it to your device), open the card and select Share this story.
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 needn’t 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 yearly Spotify Wrapped cards all year long. This is why users tend to download or screenshot them before the Spotify Wrapped period comes to a close at the end of December.
That said, all of your past Spotify Wrapped playlists are available at any time.
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.