How to Manually Change Playlist Order in the Spotify Desktop App

The playlists in the Spotify app are seemingly in a random order that can make it difficult to find the one that you want. You may have gotten accustomed to scrolling to the right spot in the list to find the playlist that you want, but this can be tedious, especially if you are scrolling past playlists that you don’t listen to anymore.

While you may have discovered that you can sort playlists alphabetically, you may be looking for a way to put your playlists in a custom order. Our tutorial below will show you how to manually resort your playlist order using the desktop Spotify app for Windows.

How to Put Spotify Playlists in a Custom Order with the Desktop App

The steps in this article were performed in Windows 10, using the desktop version of the Spotify app. If you use these steps to change the order of your playlists, that order will be reflected in other apps, like the iPhone Spotify app, when you have the custom sorting option enabled. You can read this article if you want to learn more about Spotify playlists.

Step 1: Open the Spotify desktop app.

Step 2: Locate your playlists in the column at the left side of the window.

find the playlists in the spotify desktop app

Step 3: Click on a playlist that you want to put in a different spot in your list, then drag it and drop it in the desired location.

how to manually sort playlists in the spotify desktop app

Step 4: Repeat step 3 until you have all of your playlists in the desired order.

Last update on 2024-04-22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API | As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

If you are also using the Spotify app on your iPhone and want to change the way that your playlists are sorted, then read our article on sorting playlists in Spotify and see how to switch between custom and name sortings.

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