My Question or Issue: Why was the Playlist Description character limit lowered from 300 to 200 characters?
I don't think my device, OS, or country has anything to do with the latest change with the most recent update, which was changing the Playlist Description's character limit from 300 to 200 characters; this even caused an ASCII issue too (where the following occurs: "&" for "&", "<" for "<", ">" for ">", """ for the quotation mark itself, and so on). While there are other, more questionable, features added in this latest edition of the Desktop App (at least for Mac users), I figure others have already discussed those and they're more tolerable for me, but from what I could tell, no one has brought up this feature. This is rather limiting for those of us who end up having long playlist descriptions, personally I'd prefer over 300 characters, but would definitely settle for 300 over 200.
As an example, I write descriptions for specific artists, and I write my descriptions in this format:
<earliest year>-<latest year> = <album> (yyyy), <album> (yyyy), etc.
An artist example, let's take "Lil Tjay" from the "RapCaviar" playlist as an example, would be like this:
2018-2021 = Destined 2 Win (2021), State of Emergency (2020), True 2 Myself (2019)
"2018" refers to "Lil Tjay"'s earliest single he released, that's on Spotify, "Long Time".
As you can see, the more albums an artist releases, the longer the description will become. While I found 300 characters limiting, I was able to tolerate it as a means of "Spotify likely can't store more than 300 characters for playlists on top of all the other data for it.", or something along those lines (regardless of how realistic it sounds), but for it to go down to 200? Any help, or insight, on this matter would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
Thanks for reading, have a great rest of your day.