How to Upload a Custom Playlist Image Using Your Phone

Stressing over what to give friends and family this holiday season? Nothing says “I’m thinking of you” like a custom playlist. (It’s basically the new mixtape.) And after putting care, thought, and creativity into the tracks and podcasts on your homemade playlist, you may want to take an extra step to make it your own, perhaps with custom cover art, a name, and a description. 

Starting today, Spotify users everywhere will be able to upload custom covers and descriptions to their homemade playlists—using their phones. Until recently, this highly requested feature has been available only on desktop. Now, all Spotify users (both Free and Premium) can upload unique cover images from their Android or iOS devices. 

Whether you’re listening together or apart this holiday season, this new feature can help you put the finishing touches on the perfect playlist to “gift” to loved ones in your life. 

Here’s how to customize your playlist art and description on mobile:

  1. Navigate to the playlist you’ve created.
  2. Select the three dots that bring up the menu.
  3. Tap “edit.”
  4. Tap “change image” to choose a new image, then scroll through your phone library to select the right one—or take a new photo.
  5. Change up the title if you’d like, then write in a description underneath and tap “done!”

Once you’re satisfied with your creation, it’s time to share with family and friends. Tap the same three horizontal dots and scroll down to “share.” Then the gift of music is yours to send. 


Bonus: Learn how to make the playlist collaborative or set up a time to stream it all together in Group Session Beta.