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Collaborative Feature Not Working

Collaborative Feature Not Working






Macbook Pro 2020

Operating System

macOS Big Sur 11.2.3


I recently created a playlist and made it collaborative on the desktop app. I then sent the playlist link to my friend who I intend to build the playlist with, they liked/followed it. When attempting to add songs however, the option was unavailable to them. 
None of the information that we've found online has helped in resolving this issue, so I'm hoping I can find some answers here. 

It may be worth noting that my friend lives in the US- and while I know licensing can be different between our two countries, I would imagine that would be an issue on a song by song basis rather than something like this. 


Thanks in advance for all help/ advice! 



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Hey there @frostedflora


Thanks for reaching out about this in the Community, and welcome 🙂


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I'm not the original poster, but I'm having a similar issue. I can "invite collaborators," but there's no option to make the playlist fully collaborative. Thanks for your help!

Hey there @SmallishG1raffe


Thanks for getting in touch about this. 


We've made some changes recently to collaborative playlists. In this case, the old option to make a playlist collaborative isn't available anymore as it was replaced with Invite collaborators. This way, only approved Collaborators can make changes to the playlist. For more info, we suggest that you check this article. 


If you've followed the steps in the article and you're still having issues, could you let us know what exactly you're trying to do? We'll be happy to help. 


Keep us posted.

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