I've gone through the thread - all 9 pages and 3 years worth. I realize that interfaces change.
With that being said, I still can't re-arrange my playlist.
Tired it on the PC in a browser - can't just drag an item up or down. Can't sort by clicking on "Artist" or "title" or anything like that.
Saw a mention of doing this on the app. So I fired up my app on my S5 Android phone. I press of the song I want to move and I get a menu about the song but I can't just drag it up or down. There's also no mention of how to re-arrange the item in my playlist in the menu.
My playlist was set to "custom" by default. So I tried "artist" and pressed on it 3 or 4 times, as mentioned previously. Nope - didn't work. I tried "title" and the other filters and no go.
Is this feature still available? Is it because I am not using an Apple product that I am not able to re-arrange? I'm paying for Spotify on a monthly basis so I know it's not because I am using the free version of something... is it?
Perhaps if this does work someone can make a youtube video or something to show it actually happening? Screen shots of interfaces from long ago does no good, especially when they are non-browswer or OS specific.
I agonized over this some time back, there is light at the end of the tunnel! 🙂
I assume you've started a playlist, or more of your own. So now you're looking at the contents of your playlist as soon as you've launched Spotify and clicked on the playlist name.
On the central area of the inteface you see your tracks listed. Above the tracks you have some headers, like Song...Artist..Date. At this point, before you click on anything, you should be able to click and drag tracks around. If you see the blocked sign as you try to move them, have a look at the headers: does one of them have a down-pointing or up-pointing arrow head? If so, it means you have sorted the tracks by means of the header (by clicking on it), either in ascending or descending order. While in this condition, you cannot drag the tracks around to re-order them.
You need to click on the header where the arrow is displayed, once or twice until it disappears. You then are able to move the tracks around. If you think about it there is some sort of sense in this: why would anyone want to see the tracks sorted in date or title order, just to drag them around? What is painful is that it is so difficult to find out about how this works, that someone has to explain it to users! There should be a pop up instruction or error message to help users in the first place.
What I find helps is that I create as many playlists as I think I may need, sometimes replicating many of the tracks in other playlists, and save them in the order I want to play them most of the time. You can still drag tracks around when you have your DJ session, or you can use the Queue button.
My set-up doesn't look like that. I'm using a Google Chromebook. It's definitely a playlist that I've created but there are no options to reorder it by song, track or artist. Those titles are there but they can't be clicked on. It won't allow me to drag tracks up and down manually either. Any ideas?