How to make collaborative playlists in Apple Music on iPhone

Apple Music now has a ton of intriguing new features thanks to iOS 17, including improved SharePlay integration, the option to read song credits, and the ability to crossfade between tracks. Making collaborative playlists on Apple Music was one feature that wasn’t made available right away, though. Here’s how to use this feature on your iPhone running iOS 17.2 or later, if you think it’s interesting.

What are collaborative playlists in Apple Music?

Together with other users who have access to the playlist, you can add, remove, or rearrange songs in collaborative playlists on Apple Music. This can be a fun and easy way to discover new music, make playlists with special themes for occasions, or just enjoy music with loved ones.

It’s simple to extend an invitation to other Apple Music customers to join a cooperative playlist. Everyone can add, rearrange, or remove songs once they’re in. Additionally, you can convey your feelings about the music by using emojis in Now Playing.

You will need to manually distribute a copy of the playlist if you are using an older version of iOS. On the other hand, you ought to be able to make a collaborative playlist by following the instructions below if your device is running iOS 17.2 or later.

How to create collaborative playlist in Apple Music on iPhone

  1. Locate and open the Music App on your iPhone.
  2. Navigate to the Library tab Tap Playlists.
    If you don t see this option, tap Edit Select Playlists.
  3. Create a new playlist or open an existing playlist.


  4. Open the three-dot menu from the top-right Select Collaborate.
    Alternatively, you can directly tap the Collaborate button up top.
  5. Toggle on Approve Collaborators Tap Start Collaboration.
    If Approve Collaborators is Off, anyone can join without approval.
  6. Select an option from the share sheet to share the link to collaborate.
    You may tap the Collaborate button to add people down the line.


You can quickly add new members to a collaborative playlist you’ve made in Apple Music, remove collaborators who are already on it, or cease sharing the playlist altogether. This is how to accomplish it on your iPhone using Apple Music.

How to add new collaborators or remove them in Apple Music on iPhone

  1. Open the Music App Navigate to the Library tab Tap Playlists.
    If you don t see the option for Playlists, tap Edit Select Playlists.
  2. Open an existing Collaborative Playlist.


  3. Tap the Collaborate button on the top-right corner.
  4. Share an invite for the playlist as a link, or use the QR code.


  5. When you receive a request for new collaborators, you can either:
    • Tap the green button to accept a request and add collaborators.
    • Tap the red button to reject a request and remove collaborators.
  6. If you want to stop sharing the playlist, you may tap on Stop.


Which devices offer support for Collaborative playlists?

Collaborative playlists are currently limited to iPhone models running iOS 17.2 Beta or later, as of the time this piece was written. But later on, it’s anticipated that Apple would add this functionality to other products like iPads and Macs.

Can I see who else is adding songs to a Collaborative Playlist?

Yes, by tapping the Collaborate button in the upper-right corner of the screen, you can see who else is adding tracks to a collaborative playlist. You’ll see a list of all the collaborators with access to the playlist after doing this.

Can users without an Apple Music subscription use this feature?

Nope. All users who want to make or use Collaborative playlists on their iPhones and other devices must have an active Apple Music subscription.

Final Thoughts

Compared to traditional playlists, collaborative playlists in Apple Music have a number of advantages. You can work in real time with other Apple Music users to create shared playlists for particular events or activities, find new music, and share your favorite songs with friends and family.

Try out collaborative playlists if you’ve updated to iOS 17.2, and share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

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