How to Share and Collaborate on Apple Music Playlists With Friends

Apple Music allows you to easily share playlists with friends and family. You can also collaborate on playlists, allowing multiple people to add, edit, and listen to the same playlist. Here is a guide on how to share and collaborate on Apple Music playlists.

Sharing Apple Music Playlists

Sharing a playlist on Apple Music is simple. Here are the steps:

1. Open the Playlist You Want to Share

Open the Apple Music app and go to the “Library” tab. Tap on “Playlists” and select the playlist you want to share.

2. Tap the Share Icon

At the top right of the playlist screen, tap the share icon (it looks like a box with an arrow coming out of it).

3. Choose a Sharing Method

In the share sheet that pops up, you’ll have various options for sharing the playlist:

  • Messages: Share the playlist link directly in an iMessage.
  • Mail: Share the link by email.
  • AirDrop: Share with nearby Apple devices using AirDrop.
  • Social Media Apps: Share to apps like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Copy Link: Copy the playlist link to share anywhere.

Select a sharing option and share with your chosen contacts.

Note: Anyone you share the playlist with will need an Apple Music subscription to be able to listen to the full songs.

4. (Optional) Make Playlists Public

You can also make your playlists public on your Apple Music profile so anyone can find and listen to them.

To do this:

  1. Go to your Profile tab in Apple Music
  2. Tap “Edit Profile”
  3. Under “Playlists,” check the box next to any playlist to make it public.

Making a playlist public will add it to your public profile and make it discoverable by other Apple Music users.

Collaborating on Apple Music Playlists

Apple Music also lets you collaborate on playlists with friends. This allows multiple people to edit the contents of a single shared playlist. Here’s how playlist collaboration works:

1. Start a Collaborative Playlist

Open an existing playlist or create a new one. Tap the “Collaborate” button at the top of the playlist screen.

2. Approve Collaborators (Optional)

You can choose whether or not to manually approve anyone who asks to join the collaborative playlist.

  • Enabling approvals means you’ll have to manually allow each person before they can edit the playlist.
  • Disabling approvals means anyone with the link can freely join and make changes.

3. Share Collaborative Link

After enabling collaboration, Apple Music will generate a shareable link. Send this link to anyone you want to collaborate with.

4. Add, Edit, Reorder Tracks

Anyone you share the link with can now:

  • Add tracks
  • Delete tracks
  • Reorder tracks
  • React to songs with emoji

You’ll see updates in real-time when anyone makes a change.

5. Manage Collaborators

As the playlist owner, you can manage collaborators at any time:

  • Tap the “Collaborate” button to view and edit the collaborator list
  • Revoke access for specific people
  • Turn collaboration on or off

This allows you to maintain control even after sharing access.

Tips for Sharing Apple Music Playlists

Here are some additional tips for sharing playlists on Apple Music:

Create a Great Playlist Description

Add details like genre, mood, or purpose in the playlist description to help listeners know what it’s all about.

Organize Your Playlists

Group playlists into folders in your library to make them easier to manage. This also makes your profile page look more organized.

Share Playlists for Events

Make collaborative playlists for upcoming events or parties. It’s an easy way for guests to all contribute music.

Share Playlist Activity

When you follow friends on Apple Music, you can see their recent playlist activity, making it easier to discover and share new music.

Wrap Up

Sharing and collaborating on playlists makes Apple Music much more social. By following the steps above, you can easily:

  • Share playlists via messages, social media, email, and more
  • Allow friends to collaborate on the same playlist
  • Maintain control over your shared playlists

So invite some friends and start sharing your favorite playlists now! Let us know in the comments if you have any other questions.