May 2020 Ideas Review

May 2020 Ideas Review

Spotify Legend

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



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We're actively bringing your comments and feedback to the teams here so they know which features are important to you. If you've got a good idea, you can submit it here.


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Bonjour pourquoi ils y pas tout les albums style Metallica. Irond maiden.. Ac DC. Splinot. Je écouté beaucoup de métal ça serait bien de pouvoir écouter tout les albums. Même ils manque 1 albums de syteme of à dawn 


I would love an option to just see dowloaded songs. That would make it much easier to find songs to listen too when you are in offline mode.


Song limit removed thank you so much 🙏🙏🙏


With the new group sharing feature, it would be great to have this implemented in desktop. Similar to something like the "real time listen with friends" feature. A bunch of friends and I wanted to listen to Spotify while we were gaming, but we couldn't because group share only works on mobile. It would be amazing to have this feature on desktop. 


This new desktop update is a joke, I can't sort my playlist by artist, album or by the alphabet any more? Also removing big screen mode? And making the UI look disgusting! The old update was perfect! Bring it back or give us the option for the old UI! Who approved this?

Spotify Legend

Hey there folks,


Thanks for posting about this here in the Community!


@Jp1981 - We hope you don't mind us replying in English as it's the Community's official language. If you're having troubles finding content on the app, we'd recommend taking a look here first for more info.


@Jimpan1973 - There's already an idea about this here in the Community! If you haven't already, make sure to add your +VOTE and feedback here.


@epicflyingcat - Glad to hear this! If you're looking for more music suggestions from other Spotify users or to go in depth about music you enjoy, check out the Music boards. Enjoy your tunes 🎶 


@ChrisRayGun - other Spotify users have also shared that they'd like to see this in the desktop app! If you haven't already, make sure to support this idea about this.


@BigChungus69 - We really appreciate you sharing your thoughts here! There's already an idea about returning the sorting options here, make sure to support it and add your feedback! If there are other features you'd like to see in that desktop experience, you can always share it in our Idea exchange - find out more on how here.


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


Have a lovely day 🙂


What would make the good morning/afternoon/evening feature better is if you would allow listeners on premium to choose which playlists they would want to display within that section. Right now Spotify has chosen podcasts that I don’t even really listen to and it’s annoying to see them there. 


You guys have lost me. You deny so many features and i'm not even allowed to give feedback because every single post i try to make in your forum gets blocked anyway. this service started out so good but it's becoming worse everyday


I don't know what is up with this new update, but I'm unable to select multiple songs. I've tried ctrl + A to select all, I've tried to ctrl + select to choose them individually. it would make life a lot easier if we could add multiple songs to a playlist, on desktop (again) and on mobile. 


bring back, please! i really enjoyed getting insight on my listening habits. today, i typed in the url, and it took me to spotify for brands, not the i was looking for. please bring this back, or at least let us know why it was taken down. 


You should work to make Spotify available in Syria pls!

C'ira tres bien si on peut ecouter Spotify en Syrie


please allow a way to delete podcasts and other unwanted posts from daily mix.  I used to enjoy these mixes now I don't even use them. I pay for premium no ads so that should be able to be deleted. 

Casual Listener



Hello everyone, 


it would be nice to have the option to create folders for your own playlists. For example a folder for Party-Playlists another folder for Yoga-Playlists and so on. 


Another thing, which would be really nice to have ist a bookmark for the podcasts, which you are listen to. 


Thank you for your reply 🙂 




Is there an option to delete multiple downloaded podcast episodes, instead of having to undownload every single one?

Casual Listener

Hello guys, I'm chiboy. I'm just here to appreciate this Spotify community and also learn some more things about the playlist






Has anyone raised the idea of playlist statistics?


For example:

- Number of artists

- Average or median number of songs per artist

- Playlist update frequency

- Year of release range (oldest, newest)

- Genres (if Spotify has a classification per artist)

- Number of artists discovered via the playlist





I'm a paying customer and I have to say I'm pretty frustrated by a lot of both what's being built and how this customer feedback experience is for sharing ideas.  I searched and found at least 3,000+ people liked an idea I'd love to see implemented - alphabetize playlists.  This to me is a fundamental part of a UI , and as someone with many playlists I don't want to have to do this manually - nor should I.  This is not a difficult ask.  That you're choosing something like 'Real Time listen with friends' rather than the ability to see an alphabetical listing is bizarre to me.  Let's get the individual experience right before jumping to groups.


The second part is that I'm finding trying to see what has been considered on the roadmap, or what might be considered. Even the layout of this - using Khoros' blog template - feels like it's an afterthought.  I don't see why you wouldn't use something like uservoice or any far more robust platforms to manage this.  A dependence on search as a way to see what's being considered is a poor choice.  Again, I love the product enough to pay for it, but I'm disappointed on choices that could provide delight and instead are frustrating.  To drag and drop playlists and to have to it in a narrow window - not full screen - makes it feel like you either didn't notice or don't care.


We can't change the sound quality on PS4. Please implement that.


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