How to Unhide a Song on Spotify: Easy Visibility Tweak for Your Playlist

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How to Unhide a Song on Spotify

As an expert in tech-related issues and troubleshooting, I, Tracy, understand how frustrating it can be when you accidentally hide a song on Spotify and can’t seem to get it back. Don’t worry, the process to unhide a song is straightforward. In this article, I’ll guide you through the steps to make your hidden song reappear in your playlist and ensure you can enjoy all your favorite tunes without any hassle.

Understanding Spotify’s “Hide” Feature

Firstly, let’s clarify what it means to “hide” a song on Spotify. This feature is designed to allow users to tailor their listening experience by removing specific tracks from curated playlists without completely deleting the song from Spotify’s library or their personal playlists.

Unhiding a Song on a Mobile Device

Follow these simple steps to unhide a song on Spotify using your mobile device:

  1. Open the Spotify app on your mobile device.
  2. Go to the playlist containing the hidden song.
  3. Look for the hidden song; it should be greyed out.
  4. Tap the “…” (more options) icon next to the greyed-out song.
  5. Select the “Hidden” option so that the no-entry symbol turns from red to grey, indicating the song is no longer hidden.

Unhiding a Song on a Desktop

To unhide a song using the Spotify desktop application, the steps are just as easy:

  1. Open Spotify on your desktop.
  2. Navigate to the playlist with the song you’ve hidden.
  3. The greyed-out tracks are your hidden songs.
  4. Hover over the track and click the “Hide” button that appears, changing the symbol back to allow the song to show in your playlist.

Troubleshooting Unhidden Songs Not Playing

If you’ve successfully unhidden a song but it’s still not playing, consider the following tips to resolve the issue:

  1. Ensure your Spotify app is updated to the latest version.
  2. Check your internet connection, as a poor connection can lead to playback issues.
  3. Restart the Spotify application.
  4. Log out of Spotify and log in again to refresh your account’s connection to the Spotify servers.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

In this section, we’ll tackle some common queries to ensure you have all the information you need.

What if I can’t find the hidden song in my playlist?

If you can’t locate the hidden song, ensure that “Show unplayable songs” is enabled in your Spotify settings. This will reveal greyed-out tracks in your playlists.

Can I unhide a song on Spotify’s web player?

As of my knowledge cutoff date in 2023, the option to unhide songs directly on the Spotify web player may not be available. Use the desktop or mobile app instead.

Why can’t I unhide a song in a Spotify curated playlist?

If you’re trying to unhide a song in a curated playlist made by Spotify, it could be that the song was removed by Spotify for licensing reasons, and it is not merely hidden on your account.

If you find yourself needing more in-depth troubleshooting or have any other tech-related concerns, feel free to reach out for more personalized advice. While I didn’t need to reference external sources for this article, I hope my expertise has been sufficient in guiding you through unhiding songs on Spotify.

Happy listening!