What is Crossfade on Spotify?

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What is Crossfade on Spotify?

Crossfade is the music technique that removes the silent pause between one song ending and another starting.

You can enable this feature on computers and mobile to create seamless playlists. This is great if you’re working out or having a party.

The songs will continue one another seamlessly without awkward breaks, allowing the rhythm to build up.

To enable crossfade, do this:

  1. Go to your Spotify settings
  2. Find the “Playback” menu
  3. Look for the “Crossfade” option and enable it
  4. Select a Crossfade period
  5. You’re done

This can be done both on a computer and a mobile device. Changing it on your phone won’t change it on the computer because there are two Spotify instances.

Keep reading to see how you can enable Crossfade on Spotify!

For Computer

Enabling Crossfade on a computer is simple. Follow the steps below to do this:

1. Click on your profile name in the top-right corner

Click on your profile name in the top-right corner
Click on your profile name in the top-right corner

Open Spotify on your computer and look in the top-right corner for your profile name. Click on it and then follow the steps below!

2. Select the “Settings” option

Select the "Settings" option
Select the “Settings” option

Once you click on your profile name, a drop-down menu will appear, and you’ll see several options. Select the “Settings” option and continue!

3. Enable the “Crossfade Songs” option under the “Playback” menu

Enable the "Crossfade Songs" option under the "Playback" menu
Enable the “Crossfade Songs” option under the “Playback” menu

Once you open the Spotify settings on your computer, you’ll need to find the “Playback” menu by scrolling down.

Once you do, you’ll see the “Crossfade songs” option under this menu. Enable the feature by clicking on the marker to the right.

4. Set the Crossfade timer

Set the Crossfade timer
Set the Crossfade timer

After you enable Crossfade, you’ll see a bar appear next to it. This enables you to set a Crossfade timer for your songs.

This timer refers to the time it takes for the following song to begin after the previous song ends.

A good Crossfade timer is 2-3 seconds, but you should experiment for yourself and see what fits you best.

For Mobile

If you’re using Spotify on mobile, follow the steps below to enable Crossfade:

1. Tap on the Gear icon

Tap on the Gear icon
Tap on the Gear icon

After you start Spotify on your phone, tap on the Gear icon in the top-right corner. That’s where you’ll find the Spotify settings.

2. Set a Crossfade timer

Set a Crossfade timer
Set a Crossfade timer

Once you get to your settings, find the “Crossfade” menu by scrolling down through the settings. You’ll see a bar that you can control.

That’s your Crossfade timer bar. Move the little dot across the bar to set a Crossfade timer.

This timer controls how much time elapses before the next song begins after the previous one ends.

Conclusion

To summarize, the Crossfade feature on Spotify eliminates the silence between two tracks, making the experience more seamless.

If you’ve been to a club with a DJ, you might have noticed that there’s almost no silence between the tracks. The DJ uses a technique like Crossfade to achieve that effect.

Without a bothersome break between tracks, people will go from one song to the next in a matter of seconds, improving your experience!

To enable Crossfade, go to your Spotify settings, find the “Playback” menu, then find “Crossfade,” enable it, and set a Crossfade timer.

And you’re done. If you have questions or remarks about Crossfade on Spotify, feel free to comment below!

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

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