How to Hide or Unhide Songs on Spotify

Usually, Spotify playlists are an excellent source to get your groove on. Be it working or doing mundane household chores, with the right playlist, all is possible. However, it becomes a killjoy when you’re all hyped up, but the songs go all dark and gloomy. To ensure this does not happen, you can hide or even unhide those songs on Spotify.

How to Hide or Unhide Songs on Spotify

While hiding Spotify songs has its advantages, it also has some limitations. For example, as of now, you cannot hide songs from a playlist you’ve created on Spotify. Additionally, the absence of the hide feature on the Spotify desktop app is a bummer too. So, can it not be done then? Keep reading to find out.

How to Hide or See Hidden Songs on the Spotify Mobile App

Hiding a song is an easy task when using the Spotify mobile app. You only need to open the relevant playlist and hide the song. Then, use the menu options to hide the song from the playlist. Once done, the song will become unavailable in the playlist. Post this, you can use the unhide option to make the hidden song available again on Spotify. Here’s how.

Note: This method does not work for user-created Spotify playlists.

1. For Spotify-Curated Playlists

Step 1: Open Spotify and tap on the playlist.

Step 2: Here, tap the three-dot icon in front of the relevant song.

Open the Song to hide

Step 3: Now, tap on ‘Hide this song’. If you’re using the Spotify iOS app, tap on Hide song.

Tap on Hide this song

Note: You can also unhide the song if you ever want to. Simply, go to the song you wish to unhide and tap on the – icon in front of it.

Tap on the – icon

Repeat the process for other songs. This way, you will be able to see all the hidden songs on Spotify.

2. For Commercial Public Playlists

Step 1: Open Spotify and tap on the relevant playlist.

Tap on the relevant playlist

Step 2: Go to the song you wish to hide and tap on the three-dot icon.

Step 3: Here, tap on ‘Hide this song’. iOS users can tap on Hide song.

Hide the song on Spotify

This will instantly hide the song on Spotify. However, if you wish to see it again, you can also unhide the song on Spotify.

Unhide a Song on the Spotify Mobile App

Step 1: Tap on the three-dot icon in front of the grayed-out song.

Step 2: Now, tap on Hidden.

Unhide the song on Spotify

This will make the hidden song visible again on Spotify.

How to Hide or Unhide a Song Using the Spotify Desktop App

Now, because there are no native options available that can help you hide a song on the Spotify desktop app, you can remove the song from your playlist instead. This will ensure the song does not randomly appear when listening to the playlist. Follow the below steps to do it.

Note: This method only works for user-created playlists on Spotify.

Hide a Spotify Song

Step 1: Open the Spotify desktop app.

Step 2: Now, click on the relevant playlist. Use Spotify’s sidebar to search for the playlist if it’s not visible on the home page.

Click on the relevant playlist

Step 3: Then, go to the song you wish to hide from your playlist. Once the option appears, click on the three-dot icon.

Click on the three-dot icon

Step 4: Here, click on ‘Remove from this playlist’.

Click on Remove from this playlist

This will instantly hide the song by removing it from your playlist. You can also repeat the process to hide other songs from your playlist.

Unhide a Song on Spotify

If you wish to unhide the song on Spotify using the desktop, the only option is to add it back to the playlist. As mentioned above, this method works only for user-created playlists.

Step 1: From the menu options, click on Search.

Click on Search

Step 2: In the search bar, type the name of the relevant song.

Step 3: Now, click on the song from the search results.

Search and click on the song

Step 4: Go to the song and click on the three-dot icon in front of it.

Click on the three-dot icon

Step 5: Here, go to the ‘Add to playlist’ option.

Step 6: Then, from the list, click on the playlist you wish to make the song available in.

Open options and click on the playlist

This will make the song visible again on your Spotify desktop app.

Enable Show Unplayable Songs on Spotify

When curating personal playlists on Spotify, you must have noticed certain songs disappearing from time to time. This can be because of anything, from the song being currently unavailable to the song being removed from Spotify’s collection. In this case, you can search Spotify and add the song again, if available.

To see these hidden songs, you can allow Spotify to show you unavailable songs. Here’s how to on it on your Spotify Android and iOS app.

Note: Unplayable songs are visible by default on the Spotify desktop app.

On Android

Step 1: Open the Spotify Android app.

Step 2: Here, tap on the cogwheel icon.

Step 3: Once the Settings menu opens, scroll down and turn off the ‘Hide unplayable songs’ toggle.

Show unavailable songs on Spotify

Spotify will now make all the songs currently added to your playlist visible, regardless of whether they can be played.

On iPhone

Step 1: Open the Spotify iOS app.

Step 2: Then, tap on the cogwheel icon in the top right corner.

Step 3: Select Playback.

Open Spotify settings on iPhone

Step 4: Here, turn off the ‘Hide Unplayable Songs’ toggle.

Turn toggle on

This will show you all the unplayable songs on Spotify.

FAQs for Using Spotify

1. Can you remove followers on Spotify?

To remove your followers on Spotify, open your Spotify profile page and tap on your followers. Here, tap on the relevant follower. Once on the profile page of your follower, tap on the three-dot icon > Block > Block. This will block the follower and instantly remove them from your followers list on Spotify.

2. Is it possible to change your Spotify username?

No, you cannot change your username on Spotify. You can, however, change your Spotify display name. For more details, check out our explainer on changing your Spotify display name.

Hear What You Want

Spotify playlists are always fun to listen to. Unwelcome songs, however, are not. So, we hope this article helped you understand how you can hide or unhide songs on Spotify. Additionally, if you wish to share your Spotify playlists with others, consider creating a Spotify Code for them.

Last updated on 20 July, 2023

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