How to Copy a Spotify Playlist: A Step-by-Step Guide

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How to Copy a Spotify Playlist: A Step-by-Step Guide

As a tech expert with a penchant for streamlining digital tasks, I’m Tracy, and I understand the importance of curating the perfect Spotify playlist. Whether you’re looking to duplicate a friend’s playlist or backup your own, this article will guide you through the process of copying a Spotify playlist with ease.

Why Copy a Spotify Playlist?

There are several reasons why you might want to copy a Spotify playlist:

  • Backup: Creating a copy of your playlist can serve as a backup in case of accidental deletion.
  • Sharing: You might want to share a playlist with someone who doesn’t have access to the original.
  • Collaboration: Copying a playlist allows you to collaborate with others without altering the original.
  • Personalization: Copying a playlist lets you make personal tweaks without affecting the creator’s version.

Copying a Playlist on Spotify Directly

Unfortunately, Spotify doesn’t offer a direct ‘Copy Playlist’ button, but there’s a straightforward workaround:

  1. Open the Spotify app or web player.
  2. Navigate to the playlist you wish to copy.
  3. Select all tracks in the playlist. For desktop, you can use ‘Ctrl+A’ (Windows) or ‘Cmd+A’ (Mac).
  4. Right-click on the selected tracks and choose ‘Add to Playlist’ > ‘New Playlist’.
  5. Name your new playlist and hit ‘Create’.

Your new playlist will now be a copy of the original.

Using Third-Party Services

If you’re copying someone else’s playlist or need additional features, third-party services can help. Websites like Soundiiz or TuneMyMusic offer playlist conversion and copy tools.

  1. Go to a third-party playlist copy service.
  2. Connect your Spotify account by following the prompts.
  3. Select the playlist you wish to copy from the list of your Spotify playlists.
  4. Choose the ‘Copy to Spotify’ option (the exact wording may differ).
  5. Follow the instructions to complete the process.

Note: Third-party services may require access to your Spotify account. Always ensure you trust the service and understand their privacy policy before proceeding.

FAQs on Copying Spotify Playlists

Can I copy a Spotify playlist on mobile?
As of my knowledge cutoff, the Spotify mobile app doesn’t support multi-selection of songs. Thus, you’ll have to add songs to a new playlist individually or use a desktop device.
Is it legal to copy Spotify playlists using third-party services?
Yes, it’s legal to copy playlists for personal use. However, distributing copied playlists publicly without the creator’s consent might infringe copyright terms.
Do copied playlists update when the original changes?
No, once a playlist is copied, it becomes independent of the original, and changes to the original won’t be reflected in the copy.


Copying a Spotify playlist is a handy skill for personal organization, backup, and sharing purposes. While the platform doesn’t have a straightforward copy feature, the steps I’ve outlined are simple to follow. If you’re dealing with someone else’s playlist or need additional functionality, third-party services are a good bet, albeit with some caution. Happy playlist curating!