How To Change Spotify Playlist Picture: Customize It To Your Liking

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Spotify never gets old for music lovers. The app provides great service to its users and gives its best to satisfy them. But sometimes, even if we are getting the best out of the best, we like to alter things according to our needs. The same case goes with the Spotify playlist cover art. Although the Spotify app selects and uploads an attractive photo for the playlist, we might sometimes like to change it according to the way it satisfies us. So giving your problems the first priority, here in this article we bring you some methods using which you can change the Spotify playlist picture.

Also Read: How To Add Your Own Music To Spotify

Change Playlist Picture On Spotify

From Computer Using Spotify Desktop App

Long Way

Important: The image that you want to set as your playlist art must be JPEG and the file size should not be more than 4MB.

1. In Spotify, select the desired playlist under the Playlists section on the left-hand side, for which you want to change the cover image.

select Spotify playlist

2. After that, move the cursor to the cover art at the top left and click on it.

spotify playlist cover
edit Spotify playlist in desktop

3. A screen will pop up after clicking on the photo, with the heading “Edit Playlist Details“. In this window, click on the three-dot icon at the top right of the playlist cover image.

4. Now you can simply replace the playlist photo by clicking on “Replace Image“.

change Spotify playlist picture

5. Now look for the image that you would like your cover to have. After selecting the photo, click on Open.

6. Now click on “Save” and your playlist photo will be changed.

The photo that you set as your playlist cover using the desktop app will automatically sync and change in Spotify mobile app and Web Player too.

Short Way

If you find the above steps a bit cumbersome, here is a shortcut method to do the same.

1. Launch the Spotify app on your desktop.

2. After that, right click on the desired playlist under the Playlists.

edit playlist details

3. Now click on “Edit Details“.

change playlist cover

4. After that, click on three dots icon available on the playlist photo.

change Spotify playlist picture

5. Now click on “Replace Image” to replace it with some other photo.

6. Finally, select the photo that you want as your playlist cover and click on “Save“.

Alter Spotify Playlist Picture On Phone Using  Mobile App

Note: The method mentioned below is only possible if you are a premium member of Spotify.

Although you can not fully customize the playlist photo using the mobile app, you can still make some changes to the existing playlist cover art from your smartphone.

Before proceeding ahead make sure that the songs with the cover you want in the playlist picture are there in the playlist. Add them to the playlist if not present already and perform the steps below.

1. Launch the Spotify app on your device and tap on Your Library.

open your library

2. Now select the playlist in which you want to make changes.

edit playlist in phone

3. In the next step, tap on the three-dot icon at the top right of the screen.

select edit playlist

4. After that, tap on the Edit playlist option.

5. Now drag the song to the top, using the three-line icon, whose picture you want to add to the playlist cover and click on SAVE.

Arrange songs in Spotify playlist

The playlist cover is always customized using the cover of the first four songs. So, you can arrange the first four tracks depending on the cover you wish for your playlist.

Spotify playlist cover changed on phone
Playlist Cover Changed

Using Web Player

You can do some changes to the playlist image using the Web Player too. Moreover, you don’t need to have a subscription for that. Follow the steps given below to make changes to the cover.

1. Open the Spotify web player on a browser of your choice.

Your Spotify library

2. Select Your Library option, given at the extreme left.

3. Now choose the playlist for which you want to make changes. You can also create a new one if you wish.

select playlist from web player

 4. Now drag the song at the top whose cover picture you want to make have on your playlist image. Similarly, you can arrange the first four songs according to your liking.

5. After that, refresh the page, and now you can see that the playlist cover has been changed with the cover picture of the top 4 songs.

old and new cover
Original vs Changed Cover

Now You Know How To Change Spotify Cover

this is how you can change the cover image of a Spotify playlist on a desktop including both PC and Mac and in the mobile app on iPhone and Android, as well as in the web player.

Currently, there is no direct method to change the playlist picture from the phone app or web player. That being said, you can still use the workarounds mentioned here to get it done.

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Daksh Chaudhary

Daksh is an ardent blogger, introvert and a tech enthusiast who is keen about gadgets and technology, and maybe he can contaminate you by sharing the same vibes.

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