Search inside the playlist is gone

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Search inside the playlist is gone

berkaykaan1
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Hey I'm a premium user, I use Pixel 2 XL and right now the Search Bar when you swipe down on the top of the playlist is gone. I can't search for my songs inside the playlist now. That is on android. However I can search it from clicking the 3 dots on right top and click on ''find in playlist'' but I don't care about that. That is not convenient at all! Is this one of the Apple feature things? Like how am I unable to use such basic feature now? What is going on?

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Device

Pixel 2 XL

Operating System

Android 

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Katerina
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Hey there @TheProteanGirl,

 

Thanks for posting about this here in the Community!

 

If this is something you'd like to see changed in the app, we'd recommend heading over to this idea and add your +VOTE to show your support.

 

You can also add your feedback as a comment in that idea - this way, you can also stay up to speed with any updates we have to pass on.

 

If you're curious on how ideas get implemented or how your feedback reaches Spotify, we'd suggest taking a look at this Spotify Answer.

 

Hope this is useful but don't hesitate to give us a shout if there's anything else we can help with!


Have a lovely day 🙂

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Peter
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Hey folks,

 

Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

 

If you would like the Search function to be reimplemented within playlists, make sure to head on over here and add your vote to the idea. The more votes that the idea garners, the more likely it is that Spotify will consider reimplementing it!

 

In the meantime, you can check out this post (which includes screenshots) to see how to access the Search function for playlists.

 

Hope that helps! Let us know if you have any other questions regarding this.

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unseenlarks
Roadie

 adding a +1.

stefy97100
Music Fan

Hi, I needed this function so I've developed an app. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.romanello.SpotifyTools check it out if you also need it

TheProteanGirl
Casual Listener

How come Apple has the find in playlist and sort playlist out on the front of the playlist page but Android has to have it crammed in that stupid fck 3 dot area??! It's the most stupid, incovinient **bleep** I've ever seen.

 

If most ppl are like me they LIVE on search and sort to find songs in huge playlists... I can't wait until they put it back out in the main page on the top of the page like the old Spotify had.

 

At least the idiots who design the interface at Spotify had enough sense to put the "search playlists" on the top and front of the playlists page. It's ridiculous...

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Katerina
Moderator
Moderator

Hey there @TheProteanGirl,

 

Thanks for posting about this here in the Community!

 

If this is something you'd like to see changed in the app, we'd recommend heading over to this idea and add your +VOTE to show your support.

 

You can also add your feedback as a comment in that idea - this way, you can also stay up to speed with any updates we have to pass on.

 

If you're curious on how ideas get implemented or how your feedback reaches Spotify, we'd suggest taking a look at this Spotify Answer.

 

Hope this is useful but don't hesitate to give us a shout if there's anything else we can help with!


Have a lovely day 🙂

KaterinaModerator
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fathercucumber
Music Fan

literally the worst ever Spotify tweak I've ever experienced in over half a decade

12175997999
Newbie

Agreed, this is such a frequently used feature that it feels really frustrating to dig into the menu each time,when it used to be so easily accessible. I really hope they revert the change and make the search bar easily accessible from the song list again. 

 

It would be really helpful if a community manager could comment on this, the dates in this thread demonstrates its something many peoplue have been wanting for a long time.

taedium
Roadie
It seems like a ploy to get us all to switch to iphones. It is working.. Spotify works like a dream on my iPad without any loading and easy filtering. It's getting tempting to change to the dark side on my phone as well..

Fergus180
Casual Listener

been a spotify premium user since 2013 and have had to regularly look up why features dissapear or try and fix stupid design decisions that make no sense (like not being able to reorder a playlist on mobile). This is the first time I've been annoyed enough to comment. I cannot believe someone working for spotify actively decided that the unobstrusive search bar at the top needed to be moved into a menu with unneccesarily slow animations.

kikilew
Casual Listener

keep getting my hopes up with every new update. Considering they used to have this feature surely it shouldn't be too difficult.  

fckthe3333limit
Casual Listener

This is one of the most **bleep**ed design decisions you guys made in the past and i mean you already made a lot of them! No wonder when you choose to change the user interface completely every second week...

 

PLEASE bring back the old playlist search feature, the three extra steps you added are a real pain 😞

 

Also invest more time and energy into making the application faster and stop changing the userinterface as soon as users have adaptet to it

taedium
Roadie

Why would they remove a perfectly working feature? 

This also makes using the app while driving a lot more dangerous, since it requires you to look at your phone. Incentivizing reckless drivers to not keep their eyes on the road is a terrible idea. 

Peter
Moderator
Moderator

Hey folks,

 

Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

 

If you would like the Search function to be reimplemented within playlists, make sure to head on over here and add your vote to the idea. The more votes that the idea garners, the more likely it is that Spotify will consider reimplementing it!

 

In the meantime, you can check out this post (which includes screenshots) to see how to access the Search function for playlists.

 

Hope that helps! Let us know if you have any other questions regarding this.

PeterModerator
 
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andre44rs
Newbie

Taking away the search bar is the stupidest idea you guys ever had

GregC215
Casual Listener

So you decided to remove an obviously useful feature and now want us to vote to get it back? Thanks Spotify Team!

Animent
Casual Listener

You hope that helps? After you have marked the issue as solved and allowing us all to vote back a feature that has already existed?

The best part is that the poll is marked as 'new idea' in the link you sent. No Peter that did not help, not one bit.

Cesaredu13
Newbie

This is a basic function  that shouldn't  have been taken away to begin with. Please fix ASAP.

berkaykaan1
Casual Listener

I hope the voting is going to make a difference. And that this is not just an Apple privilege. Thanks for helping, and downvote to Spotify team for removing such convenient feature.

brunogawecki
Casual Listener

Plan

Premium

Country

Poland

 

Device

OnePlus 3/Oneplus 6T

Operating System

Android 9

 

My Question or Issue

 A couple of weeks ago there was an update which removed the simple function to search in a playlist by swiping down and typing in the search bar. Now I have to press on the three dots to the right and find the search in playlist function among all the other lines of text. It takes a lot longer and is really annoying me because sometimes I misslick. Is there a way for me to simply search through my playlist again by swiping down?

Ueatwaffles
Newbie

Im having this issue too. I seriously hope this isnt a permanent change because this simple thing will literally drive me insane enough to migrate to a different music streaming service like YouTube music. Whoever thought this change was a good idea should be let go.

ewitma20
Visitor

Please bring this feature back! It just...makes sense. 

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