Can't go back in queued songs playlist


Can't go back in queued songs playlist

Casual Listener






Macbook Pro mid 2015

Operating System

macOS Mojave


My Question or Issue

When I add songs to my queued list, I can't press back to listen to the previous songs again. Instead, it plays some other song I might have been listening to before that was not in my queued playlist. I can only skip forwards, but any song that has been played or skipped will be lost!

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Re: Can't go back in queued songs playlist

Music Fan
Same here, the queue controls for Spotify are horrible. But they aren't gonna fix them cause the Spotify devs don't actually care about their users opinions.

Re: Can't go back in queued songs playlist


Hi there folks,


Thanks for reaching out about this in the Community!


There is no way to go backwards in the queue, because once a song from the queue is played it gets automatically removed. The queue is not a standard playlist and it's not intended to function as one. If you want to have the ability to switch between songs on demand we suggest putting them in a separate playlist. 


The queue is supposed to only store songs which should be played one after the other in your current listening session.


Spotify constantly strives to improve the user experience with its features and the easiest way to achieve this is by regular app updates. That’s why we appreciate you taking the time to share your suggestion with the Community. 


If you think other users might also like to see a change in the app, go ahead and create an idea on the relevant idea board. We always take new ideas and feedback into consideration to improve the app. Here you can read more on how ideas work.


We also suggest checking this help article for useful tips on how to submit an idea. As a heads-up, it's good to know that the higher the number of votes an idea gets, the more likely it is for the idea to be implemented.


Hope this helps. Let us know if you have any more questions.

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