[Desktop] Lost Features, no friend tab, etc.

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[Desktop] Lost Features, no friend tab, etc.

mcoutlook
Roadie

Since a few days i lost a few features which i would like to have back.

Plan

Premium

Country

Austria

Device

Lenovo Laptop

Operating System

Windows 10

My Question or Issue

My Desktop Version got updated all of a sudden and now i got a completely different look. I don't have the friend activity bar on the right side, i can't change my playlists covers or description. I can't even see my own profile like before on the top right. It is like the phone version because i honestly can't customize anything anymore.

Same on the Web player. I downloaded an older version already, which helps, but it updates itself automatically and gets back to the new(?) design. Is there anyone with the same issues or with a solution?

Thanks.

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Katerina
Moderator
Moderator

Hey there folks,

 

We received valuable feedback during recent weeks and we are very grateful for that. 


The team will now take the time to analyze it together with the ideas proposed by the Community.

 

In the upcoming weeks, you'll continue to notice changes to the Desktop client - try restarting or logging out periodically to see these changes. At Spotify, we’re always testing new ways of improving the experience for our users. As with any of our tests, some could potentially make its way onto Spotify, while others are mainly aimed at capturing valuable insights.

 

Please continue to create Ideas and vote in the Community, this really helps us to understand what's most important to you and your listening experience.

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poland153
Visitor

I pinged them on twitter and looks like they fixed it. I can confirm that after logging out and logging back in I see the normal desktop version on the desktop app.

https://twitter.com/SpotifyCares/status/1276176654088445954

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poland153
Visitor

I pinged them on twitter and looks like they fixed it. I can confirm that after logging out and logging back in I see the normal desktop version on the desktop app.

https://twitter.com/SpotifyCares/status/1276176654088445954

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freiwald
Regular
same here, sweet jesus. finally a company which listens to the customers, i wouldn't have thought that it really get changed again to the old and better design.
thanks everyone for making this public, so they noticed it and thanks to spotify for listening to us. i will happily resub premium now.

Atoqir
Casual Listener

Seeing how many reactions, and all negative, were for this 'experiment' I hope if they ever bring a redesign they first implement ALL features before switching over users. I guess their telemetry that nobody would react to this was wrong.

If I removed basic functionality from our applications at work I would be fired. Glad it is fixed now for everyone and they finally listened and had common sense.

Thomzen
Visitor

Yeah I just checked my Spotify and I can FINALLY see the desktop player!

Verdancy
Casual Listener
My Spotify has also updated to the normal desktop version finally after what seemed like an eternity!

Finally able to access those missing features.

juansalerno18
Visitor

same problem here. created a new account and got this crappy UI. its abhorrent. just bumping to make sure it remains relevant. please, switch it off. i have no idea how you could possibly test something like this, it is beyond clear that the web UI is inferior, why the **bleep** would you put it in your desktop application? makes absolutely no sense

TheVeryBestOf
Casual Listener
Today I have made a new - free - account in order to try Spotify but I'm not interested in listening to random music and playlists created by other people who don't know what kind of music I like. But when creating a new playlist I can't add any songs!

I haven't paid anything (and haven't been able to use anything) but if I had I would expect some kind of refund if basic functionality as described above had been removed!

JC109
Casual Listener

I've been waiting for a few weeks and still stick on this horrible layout. Please change it back, otherwise I think I may have to move over to one of the other streaming services. Has taken away a lot of usability and features.

acidrodd
Visitor

Hello, I have the same problem, I can't listen local files. When it's going to be a solution?

dmo4
Visitor

Spotify, please switch this back to the player it was before, it's made the desktop app completely useable, it doesn't work. I was in the middle of organising playlists and I can't sort or bulk order

freiwald
Regular

same problem here.

playlists are way too huge and i can't mark multiple songs anymore.

works with another account just fine. please for the love of god fix this.

 

if it stays like that im back to youtube for music

ZaylB
Visitor

I don't want to be part of this pathetic test, please switch me off the web layout. I want to be able to use the full features of the desktop software. Thanks.

grvn
Visitor
App updated, friends are back but still no local files option. Not good.

Zeebarf
Regular
Yeah, still web version where I can't even select multiple tracks. Disgusting

merahmatric1
Casual Listener

yea. i have to manually select each track one by one. thats gonna give me cancer

 

if my playlist has 200 songs, im gonna have to click each song by each song cause we cant select multiple songs at once now.

Thanks spotify for breaking the app.

ChiveTheLizard
Regular
I too am still stuck with this brain tumour of an update three weeks on. Hopefully they'll revert mine soon

RubenDeBeer
Casual Listener

I'm giving them one more week. Then I'll cancel my premium. My playlists are getting more and more disorganized because I can't sort them, I don't see which songs I've already played etc..

 

The fact that they keep ignoring the idea submission about this problem with more than 1000 votes says enough...

 

F U Spotify.

mcoutlook
Roadie

There are still a few minor issues in my app.

-) When i open Spotify, the window to log in appers for a few seconds and then goes away without doing anything. I never had this issue before.

-) My recently played list is not correct. It doesn't update properly.

Anyone else having these problems who got the old UI back?

kyriakospap
Regular

Same.. My On Repeat Playlist also hasn't updated since they made me this new account 2 months ago. They transferred it over from my old account and it hasn't updated since. Still, I got back the sorting methods, queue, playlist editing and friends activity so I am not f*ed to try to do anything about it. Trying to get help from Spotify is like talking to a brick wall.

user-removed
Not applicable

I'm experiencing the same exact problem. Looks like an account bug where the desktop app UI gets replaced with the shitty web version. I created another account and the desktop app displayed just fine. (Edit playlist descriptions, change playlist cover). Please fix this ASAP it's an account bug that the regular user has no way to fix.

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