Notification Filter

Hi

 

Sometimes I get overwhelmed with 50+ notifications in the morning and I don't care about the playlists update for example but I really want the new releases from the artists I follow.
(I already created a post regarding this topic and there are more ideas with the same goal.)

 

I would like to have a filter for the notifications where I can choose which I want to see.

Possible filter options:

  • All
  • Artists
  • Playlists
  • Friends
  • ...?

A simple dropdown next to the title of the open notification area is sufficient (e.g. using the same icons for the filters as in the rest of the UI: artist - "microphone icon", etc.). 

 

My mockup:

 

20150806 spotify notification filter.jpg

Updated on 2018-06-16

Hello and thanks for the feedback!

Notifications have been discontinued.

A similar idea to bring them back has also been suggested here:
https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/Music-Bring-back-Notifications-from-followed-Artists/idi...

Add your votes and comments there please! 😉

Comments
Community Legend
Status changed to: New Idea
Updated: 2015-08-07

Marked as new idea again.
This idea is a re-post of this inactive idea.



Newbie

YES! I usually get flooded with playlist follower notifications, that I'm always missing out on artist notifications - which therefore means i'm missing very important notifcations about new music!

Rock Star 17
Rock Star 17

Nice idea !

Newbie

Exactly. Whenever I open Spotify on my computer and it shows I have 70 notifications which are basically all playlist updates (that I do not care about) I just click to get rid of them. I never even realized that buried in there were also notifications for new music posted by artists I'm following because I wanted to be notified when their new albums come out. I'm listening to less music because of this, and getting annoyed at this program.

 

Funnily enough the mobile app already has these features for selective notifications. Why not bring it to desktop?

 

 

Also there are a multiple forums threads about this with tons of pages of people complaining going back from 2012 to now. A few examples:

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Help-Accounts-and-Subscriptions/Disable-Notifications/td-p/147336

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Help-Desktop-Mac/Disable-Notification-for-playlists-I-subscribed-to...

http://superuser.com/questions/486241/is-there-a-way-to-disable-spotify-playlist-notifications

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Help-Desktop-Mac/Disabling-Mac-OS-X-Dock-badge-notifications-about-...

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Help-Desktop-Linux-Windows-Web/New-notifications-how-do-I-disable-r...

Music Fan

@gamingexpert13

Can you tell me more which feature you mean for selective notifications in the mobile app?

Newbie

THIS! As of right now, the notifications tab is a feature that is permanently disabled. Becuase the moment you're subscribed to more than a few playlists, notifications become an endless twitter feed where everything - good, bad or ugly - is lumped together into one incomprehensible whole. There's no distinction between a playlist that's updated one song & one that's updated 50 songs. 

 

There are some playlists you subscribe to that update regularly (like Fresh Music Friday, etc) & then there are some that u[date every day (like BBC's Track Of The Day) & you should be able to choose which ones you'd like to get notified about. RIght now, this is feature that has a lot of potential but is completely wasted/ignored. 

 

So yes please, this is one feature that would be a big help.      

Casual Listener

Please! I have one playlist I created that has over 1000 subscribers, and gains probably 20-50 per day. This completely floods out my Notification list - where I want to see new music!

Community Legend
Status changed to: Duplicate

Updated on 2018-06-16

Hello and thanks for the feedback!

Notifications have been discontinued.

A similar idea to bring them back has also been suggested here:
https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/Music-Bring-back-Notifications-from-followed-Artists/idi...

Add your votes and comments there please! 😉