With the right playlist image, you and others will find your painstakingly compiled tracklists much easier. The music streaming service offers the option of using your own playlist covers for this purpose. You can find out here at GIGA where you can find this setting and what you have to consider.
By default, Spotify simply uses the first four album covers of the songs on your playlist as the playlist image. This may be meaningful enough for smaller music compilations, but for larger playlists that span different music genres, such a playlist cover is of little use. In this case, you can also choose your own picture as the playlist cover.
You can see more tips & tricks for Spotify here in the video:
Own playlist cover – what you have to consider
If you change a playlist image, it will be saved globally. So you can see the picture on your other devices too. If the playlist is shared publicly, other Spotify users can also see the playlist with the corresponding image.
As a playlist cover, it is best to use graphics, photos or copyright-free images that you have created yourself that do not violate trademark or copyright laws. In addition, uploading images that are offensive, glorify violence, or inappropriate is not allowed. If you want to keep your Spotify account, you should therefore use a certain amount of common sense when choosing your own playlist images.
The playlist images can be a maximum of 4 megabytes in size and must be saved in JPG or PNG file format. Since playlist covers, like album covers, usually have an aspect ratio of 1:1, it can be helpful to crop the image file square beforehand. Graphics, images and photos with other aspect ratios can also be used, but are automatically cropped to the center by Spotify.
Change playlist picture on PC
Open the desktop app or the Spotify player on your computer. Select the playlist for which you want to change the cover. Moves the mouse pointer to the current playlist image . As soon as a pen icon becomes visible, click on it.
Now click on the three dots (…) of the playlist cover in the playlist details and then on "Replace picture" . Now select your desired playlist image. Finally, click on the “Save” button to apply your selection.
Change playlist picture in the app
Opens the app on the smartphone or tablet. Select one of your playlists where you want to change the image. Tap the triple dot (⋮) and then tap Edit Playlist .
Press either the playlist image or "change image" .
Now Spotify gives you two options: "Take photo" : To start the camera and take a photo directly, which you can then use as a playlist cover. “Select photo” : To access your smartphone's storage and select an image here. Once you have selected the image, tap on “Save” .