Spotify allows other users to see the playlists you create. If you want to keep your playlists hidden, you’ll need to make each playlist private in your account settings. We’ll show you how to do that from your desktop and mobile phone.
Later, you can make your playlists public again by choosing an option, if you wish.
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Making a playlist private vs removing it from profile
In 2022, Spotify began offering users the ability to add and remove playlists from profiles. Keep in mind that removing a playlist from your profile is different from making the playlist private. If it’s private, the playlist can only be accessed by you. Even if someone liked your playlist in the past, they can’t find it anymore.
However, if you remove a playlist from your profile, it will simply no longer be visible on your public Spotify profile. Anyone who previously liked your playlist or found a link to your playlist can still access it unless you make it private as well.
Make a playlist private in Spotify for desktop
On your desktop, use the Spotify app to completely remove your playlists from view of other users.
To do this, first launch Spotify on your computer. Log in to your account if you have not already done so.
In the left sidebar of Spotify, click the playlist you want to make private.
On the playlist page, next to the user icon, click the three dots.
Select “Make Private” from the three-dot menu.
And you’re done. Spotify has hidden the selected playlist in your account, making it inaccessible to other users.
To make the playlist visible later, click the three-dot menu and choose “Make Public.”
And that’s it.
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Make a public playlist private in Spotify for mobile
To hide playlists in Spotify mobile app, first launch the Spotify app on your phone. Tap “Your Library” in the bottom bar of the app.
On the “Your Library” screen, select the playlist you want to hide.
At the top of the playlist page, tap the three dots.
Select “Make Private” from the menu that opens.
And your selected playlist is now hidden from other users.
To make the playlist visible later, choose “Make Public” from the three-dot menu.
And that’s all to keep your music taste to yourself on Spotify!
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