How to Create and Editing Playlists with Spotify Mobile

When playing a Spotify Mobile track, you can add it to a playlist. The iPhone is more versatile than Android in this regard because you can also create a new playlist from the existing track.

Create and edit Spotify playlists on the iPhone

To add a track to an existing playlist, follow these steps:

  1. Tap the I symbol to bring up more track information, and then touch Add To.

    Your list of playlists appears.

  2. Tap the playlist to which you want to add the track.

    That’s it! The track is now added to the playlist.

To create a brand new playlist from scratch with the currently playing track included, follow these steps:

  1. Tap the I symbol to bring up more track information, and then touch Add To.

  2. Tap the plus symbol (+) at the top-right of the screen.

    For convenience, the name of the currently playing track becomes the playlist name.

  3. (Optional) Use your keypad to delete and edit this name, if you want.

  4. Tap Create to finish the process.

To make a playlist out of an album, follow these steps:

  1. When viewing an album (from search results, for example), tap the ellipsis symbol (. . .).

    Three additional options appear.

  2. Tap Save to Playlist above the words Add This Entire Album to a Playlist.

  3. Tap the plus symbol (+) at the top-right of the screen to create a new playlist based just on that album.

    The name of the first track on the album becomes the name of the playlist.

  4. (Optional) Use your keypad to delete and edit this playlist name, if you want.

    You can rename the playlist so that it reflects the title of the album, rather than just a track from it.

  5. Tap Create to finish the process.

Deleting a playlist is possible from the main playlist view, but only if the playlists aren’t in folders. Tap Edit, select the warning symbol next to the playlist you want to erase, and then select Delete from the pop-up menu that appears. When finished, tap Done.

Create and edit Spotify playlists on Android

To add a track to a playlist, follow these steps:

  1. If the track isn’t already in a playlist, press and hold the track name to display the Options pop-up menu.

    If you already have the track in a playlist, you don’t see an option to add it to a playlist.

  2. Select Add to Playlist.

    The Select a Playlist pop-up window appears.

  3. Select the playlist to which you want to add the track.

To add an album to a playlist, follow these steps:

  1. Tap the album name to display an album pop-up window.

  2. Select Add to Playlist.

    The Select a Playlist pop-up window appears.

  3. Select the playlist to which you want to add the album, or tap Add as a New Playlist to add the album as a new playlist.

You can’t currently create an empty playlist in the Android Spotify Mobile app.

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