Revamping Your Spotify: A Guide

This article is for all the Spotify users out there! I know Spotify isn’t exactly the app any of us use the most on our phone as a forefront app, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have some fun with it.


1. Changing your display name


You can’t change your username on Spotify, so the next best thing is to change your display name. This is how people will find your account, not by your username. Something to note here is that more than one person can have the same display name, so it’ll be tricky for your friends to find you purely from typing your name into the search bar. With that, you don’t have to worry about putting all those numbers and underscores in your display name (unless you want to!).



2. Changing your profile picture


One way to differentiate your Spotify account from others is choosing a profile picture! This step is pretty self-explanatory, so all you have to do is go to your profile and you can change your profile picture from there.



3. Making playlists


Making playlists is a great way for you to group together different songs in the same place, but there are a few tips and tricks that will up your playlist game. For instance, you can add an image and description for your playlist, but you can only do it on a desktop. You can also make your playlists collaborative, which means that multiple people can add songs to your playlist. Another great tip is to organize your playlists into private and public playlists. Public playlists will be displayed on your profile, whereas private playlists will be seen by your eyes only (as well as other people you share the playlist with). You can also save playlists by other people, which you can choose to display on your profile or keep private.



4. Making folders


This was a trick I recently learned about, and this has been a real game-changer for me. You can organize your playlists into folders, which will make your Spotify profile look much neater. To do this, you need to be on your desktop. On your Spotify page, you’ll see a column on the left side of the screen which lists down all your playlists. Here, you right-click and you’ll see an option to create folders, which you can move playlists into.



5. Go through your following list


Unfollow artists that you never really listened to that much, or artists that you don’t really listen to anymore. This will declutter your home page and your recommendations from Spotify.



6. Privacy settings


If you’re using Spotify while being connected to Wi-Fi, Spotify will display whatever you’re listening to at the moment to your followers. However, they can only see what you’re listening to when they’re using their desktop. When you disconnect, Spotify will display the last song you listened to online, until you listen to songs online again. If you don’t want your friends to see what you’re listening to, you could turn off the option to share your listening activity in settings, which is a long-term solution. Here, you can also choose to turn off the option to show your recently played artists, and you can start a private session to listen anonymously, which allows you to hide your listening activity for a while.


And there you have it! These are a few steps you can take to give your Spotify page a makeover. I hope you found this list helpful!


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