[Desktop] Drag & drop Import of local Files

Prior to the 101 update, it was possible to drag local files from the Finder (and even iTunes) into Spotify playlists.


This is no longer the case, and the current local file source mapping is too inefficient (processor intensive/unreliable/no search) to compensate for the lack.



Updated on 2018-06-16


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Yes, PLEASE, restore that!

It does kind of feel like Spotify is trying gradually drop the support for local files... which would be disastrous. 


One of the reasons I even paid for premium was that I was using spotify as a substitute for iTunes. Can't really do that without good local file support so I hope hope hope they bring it back!

Rock Star 28
Rock Star 28
Status changed to: New Idea
Updated: 2015-03-25


I agree that one of the reasons I  pay for premium is to replace itunes with drag and drop and local files.  I will end my subscription if you guys dont bring it back.  Doesnt make sense to remove that functionality at all.


WHY did you remove this feature?! The easy way of adding files and syncing them to my phone was one of the features why I switched to using Spotify as my only music player! Bring it back NOW!


same as dnky666


It is not acceptable that we are paying 120€ p.a. and the Client is worse then free local players like Winamp, ...


Yeah, this just doesn't make sense that in 2015 there are programs that don't support drag & drop. Come on, you used to support it, so why did you remove it?!

I could live with it IF the UI for local files was better (I could browse folders in Spotify), but having 4218 songs in my library atm makes browsing them a nightmare.


Like dnky666 and Fab1 I use Spotify as my main music player, but if a basic feature like this doesn't get restored soon I'll surely switch to something else and propably cancel my Premium subscription.



Gig Goer

No progress in 6 months?

I want that feature back for years now. 😠


I dont get it why this was canceled.


I wish to be able to upload mp3s from my local machine onto Spotify playlists for my followers to listen to. If doing so directly is illegal, fine. Why not build a clever partnership with other library holders like YouTube? ...somehow integrate the experience? Loads of mutual benefit: enhance features > more users > more data: $ *and* Social Impact Opportunity


Think about it




Status changed to: Not Right Now

Updated on 2017-09-07

Hey @words thanks for bringing your idea to the Spotify Idea Exchange. Right now we don't have plans to restore the drag and drop feature. We've kept an eye on this idea and the rate at which it gets ideas every month--rest assured we'll continue to see if it grows in votes. Should anything change on this we'll post here to let you know. Thanks!