How To Change The Playlist Cover On Spotify

Do you want to add a personal touch to your favorite playlists on Spotify? How about an image that can represent the playlist as a whole? If that’s the case, we’re here to help you. In our guide below, we’ll show you how to change the cover photo of your playlist on Spotify. Whether you want to use a custom image or not, we got you covered.


Aside from customizing your playlist by changing its name, you can also choose to change its cover image to add a personal touch. As long as you have rights to the image, you can use it to represent your public or private playlist.

By default, the cover for a playlist is the combined album photo of the first four songs. As such, you can choose to reorder your playlist and replace the first few ones to change the cover.

Either way, we have here a guide for you. Without further ado, let’s get started.

How to change the cover photo on your Spotify playlist

If you want to customize your favorite playlist on Spotify, you can add a cover photo that fits the theme or genre of the songs. In this way, you can make it unique with your personal touch.

You can add a playlist cover whether you’re using Spotify on your desktop or phone. In our quick tutorials below, we’ll show you how to do it from both devices.

On your computer:
  1. Visit the Spotify web player or launch their desktop app and sign in to your account.
  2. On the left side of your screen, open one of your playlists.

  3. Click your current playlist cover to choose a photo from your device.

  4. Upload the cover you want to use and click Save to apply the changes. Please make sure that you have rights to the image you want to use.

That’s how you change the playlist cover on the Spotify desktop and web app. You can upload a custom cover to all your playlists as long as you have the rights to the images you want to use. After all, you don’t want to get into trouble regarding the use of copyrighted photos.

Alternatively, you can drag and drop songs on the playlist to rearrange them. You can reposition or change the first four songs to display their album photo on the cover instead of adding a custom image.

On your mobile device:
  1. Launch the Spotify mobile app from your home screen or app drawer and sign in to your account.
  2. Head to “Your Library” and open one of your playlists.

  3. Tap the three vertical dots on the upper-right side of your screen and select “Edit playlist” on the options.

  4. Tap “Change image” and choose whether to upload a photo or take one using your camera.

  5. Once you finish changing the cover photo, tap Save on the upper-right to apply the changes made to your playlist.

On the other hand, you can also open your options, tap “Edit playlist,” and rearrange the songs. Spotify displays the first four songs on the playlist as the default image cover if you don’t have a custom one.

As such, you can choose four of your favorite songs to highlight the type of music you listen to. In this way, you can catch the attention of other users when they check the playlists on your profile page.

To wrap it all up

Now that you know how to change the cover of your playlist in Spotify, you can go ahead and add an image to your favorite playlists. You can add any photo you want, as long as you have a right to use it.

Alternatively, you can choose to rearrange the first four songs instead. Either way, everything is up to you, and choose what you think is best.

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