Since the Spotify Wrapped feature first launched in 2017, the arrival of December has become something of a personality judgment day for Spotify users. Perhaps you’ve been on your best behavior these past few months like a kid before Christmas, attempting to de-cringe your listening activity by switching your stream to pop hits — lest you end up on the cheugy list with all the other Hamilton-listeners. But, much like the big man in red arriving later this month, the Spotify algorithm sees you when you’re sleeping (and listening to ambient white noise), knows when your heart breaks, and knows that you’ve already listened to “All Too Well (10 Minute Version)” for almost 10,000 minutes. If you’re finally ready to face the reality of your listening data, you might be wondering how to find your 2021 Spotify Wrapped.
In years past, Spotify has offered a dedicated website to peruse your top songs of the year, but in 2021, your Spotify Wrapped will be available exclusively on the app. It’s not the first time the platform has switched it up on us: In 2020, the feature introduced a new “Missed Hits” playlists of songs you’d probably like, an “On Record” playlists featuring episodes of your fav artists on podcasts, and a “Best of the Decade for You” playlist compiling songs from the past 10 years tailored your interests.
In recent years, Spotify has typically rolled out yearly Spotify Wrapped summaries of users’ listening habits between November and December — and they typically prompt you to click on your “Top Songs” playlist when it’s available upon opening the app. However, that hasn’t stopped most of us from frantically googling to double-check when our tailor-made year-in-review will arrive.
How to Find Your 2021 Spotify Wrapped
As of December 1, 2021, your Spotify Wrapped playlist containing your top songs of the year is available when you open the app. Otherwise, you can find it on your "Made For You" tab on the home page, which also houses your Daily Mixes, Release Radar, and Discover Weekly.
This year, Spotify Wrapped will be exclusively shared on the app rather than desktop. So, if you’re ready to flip through Spotify’s quirky slideshow about your listening activity, you’ll want to open the app on a mobile device. Brace yourself. You might be the main character in the eyes of Spotify Wrapped, but your story could be a hero’s journey or a dorky coming-of-age due to that Bo Burnham phase.
How To Share Your Spotify Wrapped
Once you open Wrapped on the Spotify app, it will tell you all kinds of interesting facts about your listening in 2021 — not just your top artists, songs, and genres, but things as specific as what the aura of your music listening habits is. (Listen to mostly Olivia Rodrigo this year? Prepare for an aura reading somewhere between “melancholy” and “wistful.”) This year’s slideshow has fifteen slide for you to peruse, so you can also take your pick at which slides to share — and which are best left covered up. (See: sharing in 2019 that you were in the top .2% of Phoebe Bridgers listeners, but hiding the fact that your top song was a Frank Sinatra ballad.)
At the slide of each panel will be a button for you to share the panel on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Directly share your summary panel on the platform of your choosing, or download the image for your future music-listening scrapbooks. This year, you can also share your Spotify Wrapped to TikTok.
Once you’ve worked up the coverage to wear your heart on your sleeve — aka, posting your Spotify Wrapped on main — brace yourself for the annual cynical naysayers who shame those who post their Spotify Wrapped. They’re probably Apple Music listeners anyways.
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