I made a collaborative playlist but my friends can't edit it?

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I made a collaborative playlist but my friends can't edit it?

spencerstdennis
Casual Listener

I created a collaborative playlist and shared it with my friends via twitter. They can view it but cannot edit it. On the desktop app the option to make the playlist public isn't selectable, so how does this work?

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Re: I made a collaborative playlist but my friends can't edit it?

MichaelJerzak
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it has to be set as a Collaborative Playlist before your friends can edit i believe. because from what it sounds like you have it set as the opposite. it seems like you have the Playlist Public (Friends can see it) but not Collaborative (friends can edit)

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Re: I made a collaborative playlist but my friends can't edit it?

spencerstdennis
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Yeah, I did that. They can't edit it.

Re: I made a collaborative playlist but my friends can't edit it?

MichaelJerzak
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hmm thats strange i got it to work for me. are you using Windows or a Mac?

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Re: I made a collaborative playlist but my friends can't edit it?

spencerstdennis
Casual Listener
Windows, and android. It is set to collaborative . I would attach a screen shot but apparently I can’t do that either.

Re: I made a collaborative playlist but my friends can't edit it?

AA237
Roadie

Hi!

 

It's possible that they are able to edit it, but there won't be like an "edit" option really. They will however be able to add their songs to your list once they follow your playlist. Hope that helps a bit!

Re: I made a collaborative playlist but my friends can't edit it?

headey
Roadie

I'm on the Spotify app on an Android tablet.

I got a friend to make a playlist collaborative and send me the link.

I could delete tracks but not add them

till I 'followed' the list, now I can add them too because it shows up in my playlists.

 

So he can see what I've added.... but doesn't know what anyone has deleted.

 

Does that mean anyone with the link can edit? Even if they are not a 'friend'?

 

Here is a dummy playlist of mine to test if you want.

http://open.spotify.com/user/headey/playlist/5AJOHhtCvK644kRGeDBDDd

 

 

Re: I made a collaborative playlist but my friends can't edit it?

AA237
Roadie

Hi!

 

Anyone that is following the "collaborative playlist" can edit the playlist, both delete and add tracks, but only people that you share your playlist with will be able to find it.

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Re: I made a collaborative playlist but my friends can't edit it?

headey
Roadie
So long as pople realise that someone in the original share list can share it elsewhere and anyone with the link can then edit it. Am I right there?
I'd always want to have a backup list of the tracks I'd started with.



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Re: I made a collaborative playlist but my friends can't edit it?

AA237
Roadie

Hi!

 

If you want to have a backup you should just put the same tracks in both a collaborative and non-collaborative playlist. One for your friends to edit, and one for you.

 

Hope that helps!

 

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