How to Duplicate a Spotify Playlist

Luckily, in Spotify, your favorite music can be grouped in a playlist to save time clicking or tapping around to get from song to song. Using a free or paid subscription, you can create playlists, listen to playlists started by your friends, or those compiled by Spotify. If you want to edit a playlist started by someone, you’ll need to duplicate it first.

How to Duplicate a Spotify Playlist

Currently, you can only duplicate Spotify playlists using a PC. Read on to learn how.

How toCopy a Spotify Playlist on a PC

To copy any playlist, you’ll need the desktop app installed on your computer, as the option to duplicate is only available via the desktop app. Here are the steps to reproduce a playlist from your PC or Mac:

  1. Launch the desktop app and locate the playlist you wish to copy.
  2. Select the songs in the playlist by pressing “Ctrl” + “A” for Windows or “Cmd” + “A” for Apple.
  3. Right-click on the selected songs, then go to “Add to playlist,” where you’ll have two choices:
    • Choose another pre-existing playlist to copy the music to.
    • Choose “Add to new playlist” to make a new playlist with the songs you’re copying.
  4. Depending on your selection, the playlist songs will either appear added to the existing playlist or a new one.

How to Duplicate a Spotify Playlist on an iPhone

You can only make a copy of a playlist using the desktop app. Follow these steps to replicate a playlist of your choice using a Mac or PC:

  1. Access your Spotify account via the desktop app, then locate the playlist you wish to copy.
  2. Highlight all the tracks in the playlist by pressing “Ctrl” + “A” for Windows or “Cmd” + “A” for Apple.
  3. Now right-click on the highlighted tracks, and go to “Add to playlist,” where you’ll have two choices:
    • Select a pre-existing playlist to copy the tracks to.
    • Or, select “Add to new playlist” to make a new playlist with the songs you’re copying.
  4. Depending on your choice, the playlist tracks will appear added to the existing playlist or a new one.

How to Duplicate a Spotify List on an Android

The option to duplicate a Spotify playlist is only available via the desktop app. Here’s how to copy a playlist:

  1. Open Spotify, then locate the playlist you wish to copy.
  2. Highlight the songs in the playlist by pressing “Ctrl” + “A” for Windows or “Cmd” + “A” for Mac.
  3. Right-click on the selected songs, then go to “Add to playlist” to choose from one of two options:
    • Select an existing playlist to copy the music to.
    • Select “Add to new playlist” to make a new playlist with the tracks you’re copying.
  4. The playlist will either appear added to an existing playlist or in the new one you’ve made.

Duplicating Masterpieces in Spotify

Unless a playlist is collaborative, you won’t have the option to edit it when it’s created by someone else. That’s why the ability to copy playlists is invaluable and especially handy when you want to make a few tweaks to a playlist you’re impressed with. Using your premium or free account, you can copy a playlist via the desktop app or web player.

What’s your favorite genre of music? Do you enjoy creating playlists, or do you prefer ones created by Spotify? Share your Spotify opinions in the comments section below.

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