People can't see my playlists even though they are public.

People can't see my playlists even though they are public.






United Statea


iPhone and HP Pavillion

Operating System

IOS 14 and Windows 10


My Question or Issue

When others search for my public playlists they cannot find them. I have one playlist with 29 likes called "Homework Songs". Knowing Spotify's algorithm this means my playlist should pop up before all the playlists I am seeing with zero likes. Then we get the "Your playlist title is too general". Fine. I instead made a playlist called "Melt My Eyez See Your Future". Seems pretty specific enough right? When I go to look up this title there are a total of eight Spotify Playlists. Mine is not one of them. It doesn't show up. I even made a playlist that's title was so specific that no other account made a playlist with that name. When I looked it up on a separate account Spotify said no results found. Why aren't my playlists showing up for other viewers? This happens on all devices I have tried it on. 


Here is the playlists results for when I search "Melt My Eyez See Your Future". My playlist is not one of these 8.


However when I search my profile...


As you can see the playlist is on my profile and has the same name but we still have no luck finding it by search. 


1 Reply


Hey @LucasSpano,


Thanks for reaching out about this in the Community!


There are millions of user-created playlists on Spotify. Even if the playlist name is super specific it might not appear in search results in your region. Search results are automatically generated upon playlist popularity, so there is no way to manually influence this.


If you want to share your playlists with your friends, it's best if you send them links directly to the playlists.


Hope this info helps. Don't hesitate to reach out again if you have questions.


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