How do I Create a playlist folder on my Android phone?

What is a playlist folder?

A playlist folder on Android allows you to organize your playlists into folders for easier access and management. With playlist folders, you can group together playlists that fit a certain theme or mood. For example, you could make a “Workout” folder and add all your upbeat, high energy playlists to it. Or you could group playlists by genre or artist.

Playlist folders help keep your library neat and organized, especially if you have a lot of playlists. Folders let you categorize and arrange your playlists in a logical way, making it quicker and easier to find what you want to listen to. Overall, playlist folders provide an extra level of organization so you can better manage your music library.

Playlist folders are supported in many popular music apps like Spotify, YouTube Music, Apple Music, and others. The feature may be called “folders” or “library” depending on the app. But the concept is generally the same – allowing you to create folder-like categories for organizing playlists.

Access the Play Music App

To create playlist folders, you’ll first need to open the Google Play Music app on your Android device. The Play Music app comes pre-installed on most Android phones and tablets.

To open the app, swipe up from your home screen to view all your apps. Locate the Google Play Music app icon, which looks like orange, green and white musical notes. Tap the icon to launch the app.

Alternatively, you can search for “Play Music” from your home screen to locate the app. Tap the search result to open it.

Once the app opens, you’ll see the Play Music library and any existing playlists. From here, you can start creating new playlists and folders.

Create a new playlist

To create a new playlist in the Play Music app, first tap the 3-line “hamburger” menu icon in the top left corner of the app. This will open the navigation drawer. Next, tap on the “Create Playlist” option.

This will open a page that allows you to name your new playlist. Enter the desired name for your playlist and tap “OK”. Finally, you can begin selecting songs to add to the playlist. Tap on a song title to add it to the playlist. The song title will be highlighted once it has been added. Continue tapping songs to build your custom playlist.


Create a new folder

To create a new playlist folder in the Play Music app, first tap the 3-line menu icon in the top left corner to open the navigation drawer. Then tap on “Music library” [1]. This will take you to your library view.

Next, tap on the “Folders” tab along the top. This will display any existing playlist folders you have created. To make a new folder, tap on the “Add folder” button in the bottom right corner. You’ll be prompted to name your new folder.

Giving your playlist folders descriptive names can help keep your music library neat and organized. Tap “OK” once you’ve entered a name for your new folder.

Move playlists into a folder

Once you’ve created a playlist folder on your Android device, you can easily move playlists into that folder. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Play Music app on your Android phone.
  2. Browse to the playlist you want to move. Long press on the playlist name.
  3. Tap “Add to folder” from the pop-up menu.
  4. Select the folder you want to move the playlist into.

That’s it! The playlist will now be located inside the selected folder. You can repeat these steps to continue adding playlists to folders and organizing your music library.

This is a handy way to group related playlists together and make your library more organized. Playlists can be moved between folders anytime as your needs change.

For more details, refer to Google’s playlist folder support article:

View folder contents

To see the playlists within a folder on your Android device, simply tap on the folder name in the Play Music app. This will open the folder and display the playlists contained inside. You can then scroll through the list of playlists, play them, add or remove playlists, and more.

According to the Android Stack Exchange article “How to create playlist for all files in folder?”, when you open a playlist folder, you will see the full list of playlists you have added to that folder. This allows you to easily browse and access the playlists you have organized together in one place.

As noted in the Reddit post “How can I remove a playlist from a folder?”, tapping on a playlist folder is the way to view its contents on both Android and iOS devices. This provides a quick overview of your folder structure and playlists.

So when you want to see the playlists within a folder, simply tap on the folder name directly in the Play Music app playlist view. The folder will open to display the playlists inside for playback and management.

Rearrange Folders

You can easily rearrange the order of your playlist folders on Android. This allows you to customize the folder organization to suit your preferences.

To rearrange folders:

  1. Long press on the folder you want to move.
  2. Tap “Rearrange”. This will make the folders enter rearrange mode.
  3. Drag the folder up or down to change its position in the list.

Once you have your folders ordered how you want, tap “Done” to save the new arrangement. The folders will now display in your customized order in the Play Music app.

Being able to rearrange the folders makes it easy to group your playlists however is most useful for you. For example, you may want your most-used folders at the top, or group together folders of similar music genres.

Delete folders

To delete a folder on your Android device, complete the following steps:

  1. Open the Play Music app and go to the Library tab.
  2. Long press on the folder you want to delete. A menu will appear.
  3. Tap “Delete” in the menu.
  4. Confirm the deletion by tapping “Delete” again when prompted.

Once deleted, the folder and any playlists it contained will be removed. Playlists that were in the folder will not be deleted, just moved back to the main Playlists view. This makes it easy to delete folders without losing playlists. See this Reddit discussion for more details on deleting folders without deleting playlists.

Customize folder names & colors

You can customize the name and color of your playlist folders in the Android Play Music app to help organize and personalize your playlists. This is done by:

  1. Long pressing on the playlist folder you want to edit
  2. Tapping “Edit” in the popup menu
  3. Changing the folder name and selecting a color from the available options

Customizing the folder names allows you to name them according to your organizational preferences, like “Favorite Songs” or “Workout Mixes.” Choosing different colors for each folder provides visual distinction between folders, making it easier to navigate your playlist library.

With personalized folder names and colors, you can arrange and categorize your playlists in a system that makes the most sense for your listening needs. This allows quick access to playlists for different occasions, moods or activities.

Benefits of playlist folders

Playlist folders offer several advantages for managing your music library and listening experience on Android devices:

More organized library – Folders allow you to categorize playlists into different groups like genres, moods, activities, decades, artists etc. This keeps your full playlist list from becoming cluttered. With folders, you can find playlists faster when they’re organized logically.

Easier playlist access – You can tap on a folder to view just the playlists inside it. This makes browsing and access much simpler compared to scrolling through one giant list. Folders provide intuitive navigation.

Improved music experience – Organizing playlists into folders that match your listening preferences lets you quickly get to music that fits your current mood or activity. You don’t have to hunt for the right playlist as much. Folders also enable creating more playlists for different situations without cluttering up your library.

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