Spotify has a new feature that allows you and your friends to create one playlist. Listen to songs each group member has contributed to one playlist.
What is a Spotify collaborative playlist?
As evident in its definition, this new feature brought by Spotify is a playlist that expands from one creator to more. Spotify asserts its definition as a playlist that allows users to “team up to make the ultimate playlist”.
One creator can create a new playlist or make an existing playlist collaborative. Once completed, the creator can allow their friends to add, reorder tracks, and remove songs. It also shows who contributed a particular song to the playlist by showing their avatars in the playlist header.
Moreover, it allows collaborative listening. Using the Group Session feature, the creator and contributors of the playlist can play the songs altogether at once.
How to start a Spotify collaborative playlist
Creating a collaborative playlist is easy. One can either use their mobile phone or desktop to do it. Follow these steps to create one:
- Launch the updated version of Spotify.
- Click Your Library.
- Go To Playlists and tap the new or existing playlist.
- Click the Add User button to add contributors.
- Click Make Collaborative.
- Share the collaborative playlist with the contributors and other friends on Spotify and other social media accounts.
- Open Spotify Installed on the device.
- Click a new or existing playlist in the left panel of the app.
- Right-click to see Collaborative Playlist.
- Add your friends as contributors.
- Share the collaborative playlists with friends.
The collaborative playlist will have a circle icon for recognition that it is collaborative.
Listen with Spotify’s Group Session
What is the point of making a collaborative playlist if you cannot listen to it altogether at once? Spotify expands the feature with the Group Session feature. It allows you, the contributors, and even other friends to listen to the collaborative playlist together remotely. Just have one device controlling the playlist on all users’ devices.
- Open Spotify, and click a song included in the Collaborative playlist. Please take note that it is not limited to collaborative playlists. One can still access the feature if the playlist has only one creator or is not made by them.
- Go to the ‘Devices’ page on the bottom right of the app. The icon allows switching the control on the phone or web player.
- Click ‘Start Session’ to put the group session in the queue. Take note that this feature will not show up if the user is not subscribed to Spotify premium.
- Share the link with friends. Make sure not to close the app while sending the link to friends. Frequently used apps will also show up upon copying the link.
- Listen remotely with friends. The shareable link is the key to make this group session possible. Users can control the playback and play songs and even playlists afterward.
With limited face-to-face interaction, friends can connect using this feature. Spotify users are delighted to have this feature available. Sharing songs is indeed a love language.