How to delete a playlist COMPLETELY?

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How to delete a playlist COMPLETELY?

Casual Listener
‎2013-06-19 04:17 PM

I deleted a playlist. It still exists. I want to delete it completely. Even if someone has subscribed, even if it's saved for offline on one of my devices, I don't care, I want it completely deleted and removed.

There must be a way to do this. 

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‎2013-06-19 05:15 PM

Hi bgnguyen - The best way to permanently remove the playlist for you and the followers is to:

 

1. Select all the tracks: Click the first track, then hold down 'Shift' while clicking the last track. Then Right Click > Delete. 

2. Then right click the playlist title and select Delete. 

 

The tracks will disappear for all followers and will be removed from your account page. 

 

 

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‎2013-06-19 05:43 PM
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Roadie
‎2013-06-19 07:19 PM

Hi bgnuyen,

 

Once deleted, a playlist will still remain accessible if you keep the link or were following it originally.

 

If you're keen on making it as unavailable as possible I would also suggest renaming it " - " after removing the tracks. This turns it in to a playlist divder and then has no resemblance to your original playlist. 

 

Hope this helps! 

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Casual Listener
‎2013-06-19 07:45 PM

Thanks Greg for taking the time to respond.

 

I'm looking for a complete solution, not a rename/masking. I want to invalidate the URL and delete the existence of the playlist. I understand that a lot of idiots people mistakenly delete their playlists even with a confirmation and this is a reason that playlists do not actually get deleted.

 

Still looking for a method of actually deleting playlists since they are showing up on my Facebook - About Me - Music

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Roadie
‎2013-06-19 08:35 PM

No problem :)

 

Currently there isn't a way to completely delete a playlist like you're after I'm afraid. 

 

To stop the playlists showing on Facebook, you can always right-click them and select 'Make Secret' though!

 

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Casual Listener
‎2014-03-10 10:52 AM

Has a complete solution yet been provided by the developers of Spotify? I would also like to completely remove a playlist from my account. When will this be fixed?

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Community Legend
‎2014-03-10 11:05 AM
Unfortunately not, the best thing you can do is delete all of the tracks from inside a playlist then delete the playlist and it is completely useless to anyone else then.

Peter
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Casual Listener
‎2014-03-13 09:50 AM

 

SOLUTION: (How to Delete a Private Playlist)

 

I just figured out how to delete a "secret" playlist..

Navigate to my user playlist page:
   >> https://play.spotify.com/user/<username>/

 

Click on "Playlists" in the left side panel.

Click on the playlist I want to delete.
At the Top of the page, under the playlist title, click on the ellipsis (three dots) and select "delete".

Done.

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Community Legend
‎2014-03-13 11:12 AM
Anyone who follows the playlist will still be able to see it though.

Peter
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