January 2021 Ideas Review

January 2021 Ideas Review





Every month the Community Team reviews our Ideas Board and highlights the statuses we’ve updated in the past 30 days.


Below you can find the statuses changed last month. For more information read: Idea Exchange: How does my feedback reach Spotify?





1. [Partnership] Add Sign-in with Google 

You should now be able to sign up for an account using Google Sign-in so we'll mark this idea as Implemented.


2. [Connect] Show Chromecast on Desktop's Device List

We're pleased to confirm that this feature should now be available to all Desktop users, as pointed out by @MattSuda here.


3. [Web Player] Change Playlist Covers

You'll be happy to know that you can now edit your playlist covers and descriptions in the web player.


4. [Web Player][Discover] Possibility to block artist/songs so they do'nt appear on e.g. release radar

We're eager to confirm that feedback buttons on Discover Weekly and Release Radar have now been added in the web player and you should see the option to “dislike” tracks or artists in those playlists.


5. [Web Player][Other] Add option to Change profile picture on spotify browser (open.spotify.com)

You can now update your profile picture and name in the web player 


6. [All Platforms][Subscription] Share playlist with Spotify Kids

Along the lines of what you'll find here, this should now be implemented.













7. [Subscription] Pay yearly for Family & Student


8. [Android] Swipe to Queue a Track


The status Case Closed doesn't mean the door is completely closed for implementing the idea. Even in a Closed state we'll still be tracking this idea and its votes.

If anything changes we'll be sure to check back in.



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Why can't we get a block feature? Is Spotify afraid of losing money from people that use Spotify solely to stalk people? Is stalker money a major part of your revenue, Spotify? Pretty sure you'll lose more money from people moving to a different platform where creeps can't view exactly what you're listening to and when you're listening to it. People in the voting thread keep calling the lack of a block feature "laziness" on Spotify's part, but at this point I guarantee you that it's a willful decision not to include it, and you have to ask yourself why that is.


Please implement a block feature that you promised you'd look into years ago. There are people I don't want to see on Spotify, and blocking them on other apps is no problem, so I don't see why it should be a problem on here.

Music Fan

This idea was marked as closed.

[Web Player][Developer] Chrome OS Fully Functional... - The Spotify Community

I guess Spotify doesn't want to fully support web browsers which is something in common across all OS platforms. Go figure. ☹️


Their reply was "Have a nice day" which basically translates to  ... well you know what.



I'm a graduate student, and I just found out that I can't get the discount anymore since my 4 years is up. I think spotify should update its policy and as long as you can prove you are a student, you should get that discount.


It would be great if Spotify allowed for the blocking of other users. It would be amazing if I didn't have an ex friend following me so all of my other ex friends can still keep an eye on me. I'm no-contact with these people, but unfortunately Spotify of all places is where I have to be reminded of them. This feature has been proposed for 8 years now. There have been 8 years of users begging for a blocking feature for multiple reasons and there have been none implemented. I am not restarting my account of two years after ALREADY going through a similar incident. Blocking is a simple, simple function. There should be no reason why Spotify has chosen to ignore this one feature.


It's funny and sad that there has been a high enough demand for this blocking feature (which has been in Spotify's sights for 8 years) has had an ongoing change.org petition. It really speaks to how much this blocking is needed, not only for reasons like mine, but for serious concerns about safety. This has been on the table for almost a decade. Are you going to do something about it?



Casual Listener

block feature when


Please allow us to block users.


Please give us a block feature! We need basic online security.


why is there no block feature? spotify is a social platform, and not implementing a block feature is disrespectful to people's privacy.