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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Casual Listener

Only took four years plus to implement #5 ... well, I suppose "better late than never". 

Casual Listener

Please, implement a function where we can change backgrounds of our own profiles and playlists for the phone version.

Because right now my own profile has this orange background. I don't know where it comes from, it's ugly and it clashes with my profile picture (it's white, black and blue). Also my playlists don't have the same backgrounds. I have made a playlist with songs from 2020 and songs from 2021 of which the cover artworks are almost identical. But then my background is white in the 2020 playlist and red in the 2021 playlist which looks pretty ugly and clashes with my cover artworks.

Maybe you could do something with adding standard colours or a function so that we can upload our own backgrounds to fit our personal themes?


Also it could be nice to have titles and cover artworks on the left side of the screen (which we can personalize using different fonts and sizes). Now the texts are being wrapped when it's too long and sometimes it just doesn't look good.

Then, on the right side the creators with just a clickable profile picture to go to other profiles. And underneath this profile picture, the followers.


Also for extra information there's a maximun of words we can use and in the phone version, but we cannot put as many words as in the desktop version.


I hope you'll take these in consideration and that I'll see some of them in the new update! 🙂


 Can you fix how the credit card system works? I've tried multiple times to buy premium as of late and every time it ends up saying "error" but after contacting my bank and everything its just that Spotify System is messed up. 


I would like to restart a playlist from the song I listened last.


Every time I play a playlist , if I want to play a single and come back to last playlist, the whole playlist will restart from the beginning. 


And this happens allllll the time...... 


I think the ability to change your username would be great, especially for those of us whose username randomly changed to random numbers and letters and aren't being given any kind of solution


Most times I hear people complain about what is missing but I'd like to say thank you for good music listening. Bugs won't miss but I love the journey to fixing them each time. Salute fam. GOD bless you


Would love the song Still Worth Fighting For feat. My Darkest Days to come on spotify 😄



Still waiting for the swipe to queue feature in android..



You brought album covers to the iOS and web apps, I would love if you brought them to the Mac app as well.


I use the web app a lot just for this reason.


But then I still need to open the Mac app to edit playlists, which is more difficult when you can't see the album covers, especially with new music from new artists you just discovered.


nearly a year later and still wishing the developers of Spotify would add an option for mono audio output in the application




Make podcasts available in Egypt already.

Its been more than 2 years since Spotify came out in egypt, but we still have no podcasts and it is really annoying...... just. add. them. already.

Casual Listener

Device Broadcast Status for my iOS user friends


I want to see song lyrics in my country, Turkey.



Please can you implement a search option to find playlists on the desktop version? I understand this function is on mobile app, but it would be super helpful to navigate the 100s playlists that I have on pc.

Thank you! 

Casual Listener



Can you please add a function which I allows us to delete greyed out songs on PC more easily? As it is very frustrating not being able to delete it.


Also, I am having troubles with changing my email on my Spotify account since it is connected to my Facebook email account and I have updated my email address months ago, but until now, my Spotify account is still using my old email.
Would be nice if there's a function that allows us to change the email address more easily 


I wanna be able to see album covers on PC like it is on IOS. It's dumb that isn't an option


How about.... podcasts in Egypt???? Spotify has been out here since 2018 and we still don't have access to podcasts, some of my favorite podcasts are exclusive to Spotify, so i can't listen to them anymore.

Fix this already. its been 2 years. 


Please add an option to add additional information (e.g. dance style) to songs within a playlist


Please add 2fa and up security since my account was taken over I have fixed all the steps and change passwords allover the place just because you don't care about security


Revert the stupid **bleep**ing update. Everyone thinks it**bleep**. Bring old UI back.


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