May 2020 Ideas Review

May 2020 Ideas Review


Every month the Community Team reviews our Ideas Board and highlights the statuses we’ve updated recently.


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




1. [All Platforms][Playlists] Skipping songs in a playlist that you are not the creator of

It's now possible to hide tracks within any playlist on mobile.

Just head to the context menu (three dots), and tap "Hide song". The song will be marked as "Hidden", meaning it'll no longer play in that playlist. This can be undone at any time too.


2. [Music] Block / Hide / Blacklist Tracks or Artists

The option 'Don't play this artist' is now available on iOS and Android.

If we have any information about this on other platforms in the future, we'll report back!


3. [Browse] Hide song in Premium

We're marking this as implemented, as this feature is now available on mobile.

If we have any info regarding this on desktop in the future, we'll head back here with an update.


4. [All Platforms] Sleep Timer

We can confirm this is available on both iOS & Android!

You can check out this idea, if you'd like to vote for a sleep timer on desktop too.


5. Increase maximum Songs allowed in Your Music

We're excited to be marking this idea as implemented!

We've now removed the limit on saved items in Your Library, making it possible to save songs, and albums on Spotify to your heart's content.

As the app has changed quite a bit since this idea was submitted, please be aware that some functionality is now different. This change does not impact the limit on the number of songs in a playlist other than your Liked Songs.

For more info, check out this blog post.




6. [All Platforms][Your Library] Delete Songs from Account History

7. [All Platforms] "Don't Like Button" should be added to all sections

8. [Podcasts] Push Notification for new Episodes

9. [Social] Real Time "Listen with Friend(s)"



10[Running] Bring back Running



11. [Mobile] Listening History On Mobile




12. [iOS][Other] Spotify Alarm on iOS



We thrive on Ideas


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Bring back the Appears On section for artists! This was an extremely crucial way for me to find my music, especially in the EDM genre. I have no idea why it's gone now. 


Jesus Christ why did you guys remove the ability to see all liked songs via the artist menu? I can only go in and see the Artist page now! Cancelling my membership and moving to Apple Music. 


With all the security breaches happening is it possible to list devices by name/ip/location real time? 


2FA is still missing!

Spotify has very low Account Security!

Someone guessing your Password can change it without any further confirmation!

There are thousands of users who already expressed their wish for 2FA, they stopped counting at 5000 likes.

Their last official "update" on this matter is from 2018, stating they will be "looking into it".

Here we are 2 years later....

I am a paying customer and I would like this company to take account security seriously.

Apple Music as well as Youtube and Google Play music offer more security.



This is the problem with great software - there's so much it gets right, and so much it gets absolutely absymal.  Security is essential and far more essential than minor tweaks or new fun features with the UI.  I pay money and I would like some of the money to make a more secure app, and to see some transparency on what's being built.  Someone asking for a feature in 2018 and transparency on if or when it will happen is an embarrassment.  Create a table where you have the ideas listed - not some Pinterest inspired visualization - and update it.  Revisit the things on hold.  Have a justification for what you're doing.  Where's the watch this space category above that you refer to elsewhere? Why is this so hard for you to let us know? For free software I don't expect control over any of the experience; I'm giving you money and that is different.


This might be a bad suggestion, but I would really appreciate it! I was thinking maybe to have an update where we can change our playlists pictures mobile. Cause currently we can only do that on some computers and I am unable to do that cause my computer does not allow that so it would be great if I could change the playlist picture on my phone! Thank you! 


I have an excellent idea

By making a collaborative playlist, anyone can both include and delete songs.

My idea is to select the people that I want to include music in my playlist, but without removing the quality that the playlist is collaborative and public.

Music Fan

How come the Top Ideas advertised on the front page are not the same as when you pick Top Ideas in the full list?


And how are you prioritising what to implement? Spotify on Apple Watch is the 7th most wanted feature, but not even an update from your end since September 2019.


I just got the app and I'm paying for premium, I'm shocked there isn't a "Shuffle All" for your downloaded songs. I've had amazon music, and apple music and figured that a feature as simple as playing all my songs was something basic. For all the bells and whistles Spotify has, I thought they would at least have such a simple feature. Literally all the other music streaming services I've used have that. 


Also, there should be a dislike button. There are bands I just can't listen too because they're so bad, but I keep getting them suggested on my playlists. 


Again, please please please, have a shuffle all options. I think it's redundant to have to like all your songs in order for you to shuffle them. From my understanding, that used to be an option, why would you take that away? It makes no sense to me and it's one of those things that just seems like such a obvious thing to have. Who dropped the ball on that one?

Music Fan
I’m quite sure there used to be a dislike button...

Why would you remove it?

Music Fan

Seems like they don't listen to their customers.


As a free user I still have max. song limit which is 25k.



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Could you guys put a download limit speed ? That would be awesome for folks that really don't have a great internet connection 😄


I would love to see the option where we could sort an artist's discography oldest to newest. I'd love to play, say Led Zeppelin, from Led Zeppelin I through Coda *in order* instead of the other way around. 


Still waiting for 2FA. Tired of my account getting hacked. Considering making the move to Apple Music if this doesn't get fixed.


Allow someone group songs together in playlists. That way whenever the songs come on they stay together. Helps with songs that are meant to transition in albums.


Maybe add swipe to queue on Android the one thing we've been asking for the past 3 years. Thanks love the platform.


Hi everyone
I've found out that there's not an option to select all my playlists and play it in random mode (Windows app). It would be great if I could see all my library in a separated list.