How to Create, Use and Scan Spotify Codes on Android, iOS, PC

Spotify codes are unique, scannable codes that you can use to share your favorite music or playlist with others. They make it easy to share Spotify content without sending long URLs. In this article, we look at how to create or scan Spotify codes for songs and playlists on Android, iPhone, iPad, Mac and Windows PC. We also answer some frequently asked questions.

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What is a Spotify code?

for starters, A Spotify code is a scannable tag which can be used to share or access music, playlists and more on the platform. It’s similar to QR but much simpler in comparison and can be created for anything on Spotify with a URL.

You can generate Spotify code for artist profile, personal or brand profile, music album, playlist and song. Since it is unique to the platform, one can scan it in the Spotify app. These codes work with both free and premium Spotify accounts.

How to create a Spotify code

You can create a Spotify code directly in the Spotify app on your mobile phone or PC. You can also use the web version on your computer. Continue reading.

Create a Spotify Code in the Spotify Mobile App

1. Open the Spotify app on your iPhone or Android phone.

2. Go to the music, playlist, or other item you want to code for.

3. press the three points next to or long press the playlist or track.

4. Once the menu opens, you will You can find the Spotify code abovebelow the artwork of the selected music or playlist.

5. Take a screenshot this page to save the Spotify code to your phone.

Here are different ways to take a screenshot on Android. On the other hand, iOS users can follow this guide to take screenshots on iPhone or iPad. Also, you can cut the Spotify code from the saved screenshot.

If you want a higher quality code image, follow the method below.

Make Spotify Code on Spotify PC or Web

1. Open the Spotify app on your Mac or Windows computer. You can also use Spotify Web Player if you prefer.

2. Go to the track, playlist, artist, album or profile you want to create a Spotify code for.

Make Spotify Code on PC

3. press the three points and select divide > Copy link to playlist.

Make Spotify Code on PC

4. Now open the browser on your computer and go to

5. Here, Paste the copied Spotify URL. You can do this by pressing CTRL or Cmd + V, or by right-clicking > Paste.

Make Spotify Code on PC

6. Then click the Get the Spotify code Button.

Make Spotify Code on PC

7. Once the details are fetched, you will see the following options for customizing the Spotify code:

Customize Spotify code color

  • background color: Choose the background color of your Spotify code. You can choose from preset color options or set your own color code.
  • Bar color: Choose the color of the Spotify code bars. You can keep it either black or white depending on your taste.
  • Size: Select Spotify code image width – the higher the width, the better the quality.
  • Format: Choose between JPG, PNG or SVG format for your code.

8th. When you’re done customizing, click Download.

The Spotify code will be downloaded on your PC.

Spotify code image

You can now share the image with your friends, family or social media so people can scan and access the linked Spotify song, playlist, album or profile.

How to scan a Spotify code

You can scan to access Spotify code content on an Android, iPhone or iPad with Spotify app. It cannot yet be done on a PC for obvious reasons. Below we’ve used a printed form of the Spotify code for illustration:

How to scan a Spotify code

1. Open the Spotify app on your Android or iPhone. click seek at the bottom.

2. Tap the search box at the top of the search screen.

3. click on camera icon.

4. Next, tap scan and allow access to the camera when prompted.

5. Point your phone’s camera at the Spotify code.

Spotify will instantly scan the code and open its content, be it a song, playlist or profile. If you want to scan a Spotify code from a screenshot or image saved on your phone, tap “Choose from photos” and choose from your gallery.

Frequently asked questions about Spotify codes

1. What are the ways to share Spotify Codes?

You can share Spotify codes in the following ways:

  • Share the Spotify code image with friends or on social media
  • Print out the Spotify code and paste it where required
  • Use the Spotify code in Music Plaques

2. What is the advantage of Spotify Codes?

You can place a Spotify Code almost anywhere – from music boards to posters, your social media profile or your website. You can also show it directly from your Spotify app to a friend who wants to hear the same song as you without having to pull out the link and share via messages.

3. Can you create or scan Spotify Codes without Premium?

Yes, Spotify codes are available for both free and premium Spotify users.

4. Does the Spotify code change when adding new songs to the playlist?

A Spotify code only links to the playlist and has nothing to do with the content. You can add or remove songs as you like.

5. Can you hand draw Spotify codes?

Yes, Spotify Codes will work as long as they are drawn correctly. Essentially, it consists of 23 equally spaced vertical lines, each of a different length.

The easiest way to accurately draw a Spotify code is to open the code on your phone, place a piece of paper on it, and trace it with a pencil. A Reddit user did it, and it works perfectly.

6. Can you check how many times a Spotify code is scanned?

No. Spotify does not currently provide statistics on how many times your code has been scanned.

Wrap up

This was all about Spotify Codes, how to create or how to create and scan them on your phone. Overall, Spotify Codes are a fun and unique way to share your favorite song or playlist with friends or people around. Anyway, what do you think of her? Let us know via comments.

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