The new update prevents from re arranging songs in playlist for some reason, at least on Android phones. The easiest work around is to download spotify on your computer, log in and easily re arrange the songs and watch it take place on your phone instantly.
I didn't mention in my original post but I have a samsung galaxy s7 edge and I have the Spotify app on my Mac book air. If i can i will post a video showing when I rearrange songs in the spotify app it almost mirrors that in real time on my phone.
Me too. I'm on the webplayer and can't sort by column or rearrange songs. I threw them in there randomly as I thought of them and now I would like to make them flow better, but I can't. When I try to drag a track to a new position in the list, I get a crossed out circle symbol.
I'm not very well up on the terminology... if the web player is the ap type thing I open on a PC desktop... it IS very slow... If I click on a track I have to hold the left button down for about 30 seconds or so before I can move it. I have had the crossed out circle but I forget when & I'm not near the PC.
I'm on my tablet at the moment but does https://play.spotify.com/ get you to the page for downloading the desktop player for pc?
That should let you drag and drop. You need to click on the track name, not the album or artist. ~~~~~~~
As I remember .... you can right click then select a few tracks to drag. At some point I recollect I could drag them downwards but not upwards....? It was a bit odd. It became easier to create a 'new empty' playlist then highlight/select a few tracks, >right click(?), >Add to a different playlist('new empty'). (?does it load them in reverse order, check)
there arent even any header options when I open an individual playlist... just the songs listed in the order I added them. I cannot figure out how to add songs to playlists in my browser nor can I delete all the songs I want, just a couple individually.
It's mind boggling to me that after YEARS of users complaining about sorting, Spotify has done NOTHING to fix it. The official answer just doesn't work.
I've attached an animated GIF screencast that shows dragging tracks just doesn't do anything. I don't have any sort order activated because there's no option to sort any more. And yes, it's my own playlist I'm trying to reorder.
The fact that you have to use the PC app to reorder songs in a playlist is just dumb, and let me explain you why. I'm a progreammer.
If you can reorder the songs from the PC app, it means the PC app can reorder them, and the Spotify server can remember that order. So if the browser/web app could reorder them, then the server already can, so the only work to be done is on the web app.
Now here's the thing: there are already web app widgets that let you reorder lists VERY EASILY. It's super simple for a web app to integrate one of these widgets, for example https://jqueryui.com/sortable/
The fact that Spotify didn't take an hour or so of engineering time to integrate this, after all these requests, is just beyond comprehension.