How to Turn On Or Off Canvas in Spotify | Easiest Way To Get Canvas Working!


Spotify is great for listening to music and sharing it with friends. You can make playlists that other people can listen to or listen to playlists made by others. For artists, nothing is more important than getting their music available on Spotify. There is another cool new feature that Spotify has made available recently. It’s called Canvas. So how to turn on or off Canvas in Spotify? Let’s check it out!

First and foremost, what the heck is a Canvas on Spotify? Canvas on Spotify is an 8-second loop of a small video. Canvas can be made by artists and put up for their songs. A canvas on Spotify will fill the whole vertical area of the now playing screen. Canvas is simply a form of visualizer that can be a video. It is a great way for an artist to be memorable with their audience. Artists can be as creative as they want and enhance their listener’s Spotify experience. 

How To Turn On Or Off Canvas In Spotify? A Step By Step Guide

How to Turn On Or Off Canvas in Spotify | Easiest Way To Get Canvas Working!

Canvas on Spotify does not come turned on by default. So you need to know how to turn on or off Canvas in Spotify. There is also another thing you need to know about Spotify Canvas. It won’t work if you have turned your Data Saver On. Canvas might also not work on your phone if it’s relatively old, although Spotify does not officially confirm it. Another key thing to know is that Spotify has not made Canvas available everywhere. Not every region will have it, so you may have to wait for Canvas if you are outside the US and Canada. 

If you are an artist and wondering if you can upload a canvas to your song, then you sure can. Get a small video of a minimum of 3 seconds and a maximum of 8 seconds ready. There are certain dimension constraints that you have to keep in mind. Make sure the video is vertical and in the 9:16 format. The dimension should be 720p x 1080x. Spotify supports MP4 and JPEG formats, so if your video is any other format, convert it before submitting it. Lastly, you need to ensure the overall pixels don’t exceed 600. 

Currently, Spotify Canvas is only available for mobile users. So if you use Spotify mostly on your PC, you will most likely not be able to view it. As an artist, there is some good news, though. You can still add canvas to your music even if using your PC. 

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How To Turn On Or Off Canvas In Spotify On iOS?

Though the Spotify mobile app interface is relatively the same across iOS and Android, there are some subtle changes. For that, you need to individually know how to turn on or off Canvas in Spotify on iOS.

  • On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod, open the Spotify app.
  • Tap on the Settings icon on the top right corner of the screen.
  • From the menu, tap on Playback. 
  • Scroll down in the new window till you see the option Canvas. Toggle the button to On.

The steps are the same to turn off Canvas in Spotify on iOS. Check them out below.

  • Open your Spotify on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod.
  • Tap on the Settings icon on the top right corner of the screen.
  •  Click on Playback from the menu that opens. 
  • In the new window, scroll down to Canvas and toggle the button to Off.

How To Turn On Or Off Canvas In Spotify On Android 

Turning on Spotify Canvas is much easier to do on Android as there is one step. The rest remains the same as iOS. Follow the below steps to manage your Canvas in Spotify on your Android.

  • Open the Spotify App on your Android phone.
  • Click on the settings icon in the top right corner.
  • In the new window, scroll down until you see Canvas.
  • Toggle the Canvas button to On.

Similarly, to turn off Canvas on your Android, follow the steps given above. When you reach the Canvas option, you will have to toggle it OFF this time. 

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Canvas Button Not Found In Spotify Or Not Working

How to Turn On Or Off Canvas in Spotify | Easiest Way To Get Canvas Working!

If you have not been able to access the Canvas function on your iOS or Android, you can do a few things. First, update your Spotify app to the latest version from your app store on the phone. If you have the latest version of the app, check if you are running the latest OS version on your phone. Update your Android or iOS to the latest version possible.

After you are done with both the options and canvas is still unavailable in your Spotify app, log out of Spotify. Then log back in. If that does not work either, then uninstall and reinstall the Spotify app on your phone. 

Lastly, if neither of these things works, then it simply means you are in a region where Spotify has not made this feature available. The best thing to do is wait for Spotify to make it available in your region.

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Final Words

Canvas is a great way for artists to interact with their audience. They can leave subtle easter eggs for the audience to find out and feel included. We hope our article helped you know how to turn on or off Canvas in Spotify. If you want help with anything else, Spotify-related, then feel free to drop a comment below. We will keep an eye open.

Abdul Mukeet
Abdul Mukeet
Two things define Abdul Mukeet. His love for literature and his love for food. He likes to indulge in the best versions of both of them. When he is not writing for Viebly, you can find him cooped up in a corner with a good book in his hand and a cat in his lap. Oh, yeah, he loves cats too. His interests lie in psychology and knowing what makes humans click. That is what he wants his writings to look be like too. Something that readers can click with. One day he will be an established author, till then, you can find him on Twitter tweeting lame puns and making unfunny jokes.


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