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When Does Spotify Wrapped Stop Tracking and Start for 2023?
October 3rd, 2023 by Terri Pinyerd

Excited to see this year's Spotify wrapped? Learn when the app stops tracking your listening habits for the current year and begins for the next.


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Factors That Influence Your Spotify Wrapped Data


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While Spotify isn't entirely transparent on how it calculates a user's listening personality, Spotify users can expect to have the following elements taken into consideration:


  • Songs

  • Albums

  • Genres

  • Podcasts


Keep in mind that Spotify wrapped includes only media listened to outside of Private mode. Songs, albums, and podcasts listened to when Private mode is toggled on do not impact a user's music personality data.


Spotify Wrapped Start & End Date


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So when does Spotify wrapped start tracking?


The platform begins tracking your listening habits from January 1st to October 31st.


Within this timeframe, all Spotify tracks, albums, and playlists are taken into consideration to calculate your music taste and generate your Spotify wrapped stats.


The annual feature is then available for users between December 1st - 31st.


How To View Your Old Spotify Wrapped Data


To access your previous music preferences, click any of the links below while logged into your Spotify account.



NOTE: You will be able to access your 2016 wrapped data along with your Decade Wrapped via the 2019 link.


Frequently Asked Questions


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Does Wrapped only work with the Spotify mobile app?


Spotify takes into consideration all qualifying media listened to within the Spotify platform on both the desktop site and the mobile app.


However, you will only be able to access your Spotify wrapped data via the Android or iOs app - not the desktop app or website.


Do podcasts count for Spotify Wrapped?


Podcasts will apply towards your total listened time in Spotify Wrapped.


Do songs listened to from November 1st to December 31st count?


Any listening activity from November 1st to December 31st is not tracked and will not be included in the next year's Spotify Wrapped data.


How can I turn on Private mode on Spotify?


If you want to listen to music without it being included in your Spotify Wrapped data, you can turn on Private mode.


On Desktop

  1. Click your profile picture on the top right.

  2. Click Private session.


A padlock icon on your profile picture means you're in Private mode.


To end a Private Session, repeat the steps above to toggle Private off.


NOTE: A Private session lasts 6 hours, but may end earlier if you restart Spotify.


On Mobile


  1. Tap Home 

  2. Tap your profile picture at the top of the screen.

  3. Tap Settings and privacy 

  4. Under Social, toggle Private Session on.


To end a Private Session, repeat the steps above to toggle Private off.


NOTE: A Private session lasts 6 hours, but may end earlier if you restart Spotify.

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