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How to delete a playlist on Spotify

Whether you are on your computer or mobile, you can delete playlists in just a few steps.

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Spotify has a playlist feature to compile all your favorite songs. But you’ll want to know how to delete a playlist on Spotify when you get tired of it.

Before we go further, you should know that you can only delete a playlist created by you and not someone else.

If you don’t want a playlist that’s not yours showing up, stop following it, and it will be removed from your library.

That being said, let’s delve into how you can easily delete any of the Spotify playlists you created:

How to delete playlists on Spotify on Android/iOS

If you are sick of a playlist and want to remove it from your library, here’s how:

  1. Open your Spotify app and tap on Your Library
Spotify mobile your library tab
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  1. Tap on the playlist you want to delete
Spotify mobile select playlist
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  1. Press the More Options icon with the three vertical dots at the top of the playlist
Spotify mobile playlist three dot menu
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  1. Select Delete Playlist and confirm
Spotify mobile delete playlist
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Once you finish those steps, the playlist will disappear from your library.

You can still recover the playlist within 90 days if you decide you want it back. We’ll show you how to do that further into the article.

How to delete Spotify playlists on a computer

The process is similarly simple if you are on a computer and want to delete a playlist.

Open the Spotify desktop app or log into

Select the playlist from the bar on the leftSpotify desktop select playlist

Click the three-dot menu next to the play buttonSpotify desktop playlist three dot menu

Select Delete from the dropdown menuSpotify desktop delete playlist button

That’s all there is to deleting a Spotify playlist from the desktop app or website. The process is relatively simple as long as you know where to look.

READ MORE: How to create and share a Spotify playlist

You can also right-click the name of a playlist from the main menu and select delete from there. In fact, this accomplishes the same thing with fewer steps.

How to recover a deleted Spotify playlist

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You can recover your playlist if it has not been more than 90 days since you deleted it.

To recover your Spotify playlist, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to and log in if you’re prompted to
  2. On mobile, select the Account Overview dropdown and choose Recover Playlist (on desktop, the Recover Playlist option is in the left banner of the account screen)
Recover playlist screen
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  1. Click on Restore next to the playlist you want
Spotify restore deleted playlist button
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Once you do this, the playlist will reappear in your music library. You’re free to listen to it whenever you want, and you can always delete it again in the future.

Managing your playlists

Besides being able to remove any playlist you no longer want in your Spotify library, the streaming service offers many options for controlling your playlists.

Other options are available, like collaborating by sharing your playlist so others can edit the songs in your playlist and deciding if you want your playlist to be public or private.

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Odunayo is a freelance content writer with a knack for mobile tech and tech explainers.

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