Over the past six months, music and podcasts have brought people together like never before—especially when it comes to playlist collaborations. That’s why starting today, we’re giving our Collaborative Playlist feature an upgrade, so users around the world can continue feeling close to their friends and loved ones through the power of music and podcasts, even from afar.
Collaborative playlists are a great way to swap podcast recommendations, share your latest music discoveries, and build the perfect playlist—together. Look out for four fresh new updates, including a new Add User button in the playlist header (to easily invite others to contribute); a list displaying user avatars in the playlist header (to see who else is contributing); and finally, new user avatars in front of each track or episode (to see exactly who contributed what, and perhaps make fun of their questionable choices).
Getting started is easy, whether you’re creating from scratch or inviting friends to weigh in on an existing playlist.
- On your phone or tablet, tap Your Library.
- Go to Playlists, and select the one you want to collaborate on (keep in mind you can only do this for playlists you’ve created)
- Tap the Add user button in the header to make the playlist collaborative
- Start inviting others to add songs and podcast episodes on social media, messaging apps, or simply by copying and pasting the link
Now that your masterpiece is created, try listening together in real time with Spotify’s Group Session beta feature. Now that’s teamwork.