On Spotify for Windows, there is a setting "Automatically make new playlists public", which I disabled, since I don't want to do that.

In the settings on the Spotify Android App however, this option is missing. Or at least I am not finding it.

Does anyone know a better way to keep my playlists private than manually clicking "Unpublish" for every new playlist I add?


Just go to settings and enable "Private Sessions" That will disable sharing of the songs you listen to.

Steps to enable Private sessions-

Step 1: Go to the Android Market and update your Spotify app.

Step 2: Launch the Spotify for Android app, then in the lower right-hand corner, tap on "More," then "Settings." Pic1 Step 3: Check the box next to "Private Session."

Step 4: When you go back to your playlists, you'll see the "Private Session" indicator at the top. Pic2

That's it. Now you can listen to Spotify without advertising your playlists to your Facebook friends. Keep in mind that after 6 hours of idle time, Private Session will automatically disable itself.

  • While I appreciate the nice screenshots in your answer, this is unfortunately not what I was looking for. I was already aware of these "private sessions", I'm looking for something that doesn't make my privacy expire after 6 hours... – mario.virtu May 2 '13 at 13:12
  • Sorry but I don't think it can be done :( – Karan Raj Baruah May 3 '13 at 2:27
  • Just use a Windows Spotify one time. Setting is also valid for the app. My playlists are hidden by default. – Michael S. May 3 '13 at 14:52

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