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

Katerina
Moderator
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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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Re: [Desktop] Lost Features, no friend tab, etc.

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

Sebasty
Rock Star 18
Rock Star 18

Hey @mcoutlook 

 

Just to get a better picture, I'd like to know what version you're currently running and what was the version of the older client you tried installing? 🙂

You can see the version in menu dots - Help - About Spotify.

 

The Friend Activity should be enabled by clicking on the menu dots - View.

 

Let me know 🙂

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

mcoutlook
Roadie

Hi @Sebasty,

thanks for reaching out.

 

I'm currently on the version 1.1.28.721.g5b5ee660.

The earlier version i downloaded was 1.1.24.9.

As you can see in the screenshot i don't have any options under 'view'.

Thank you for helping!

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Playlist cover edit won't work on mac

spoonies_
Regular

 

Free

United States

 

Macbook

iOS Catalina

 

I was able to before- but now for some reason it isn't working. I own a mac and I have the desktop app. I've tried left and right clicking everything but nothing seems to work! I've tried restarting my laptop, closing out of the app, and even downloading the app again but it doesn't work. Please help me edit my playlist cover. I'm just tryna make a cute playlist for my bf.

 

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Re: Playlist cover edit won't work on mac

AeroZ
Composer

The screenshot looks like it’s taken from the web player.

Re: Playlist cover edit won't work on mac

spoonies_
Regular

sorry, I uploaded the same image-

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Re: Playlist cover edit won't work on mac

Loxer
Rock Star 17
Rock Star 17

Hey @spoonies_, welcome to the Community.

Hope you're doing great!

As @AeroZ mentioned you are using the web player, not the desktop app of Spotify.

Currently you can only use the desktop apps to change a playlists cover and descriptions.

 

Learn how to download the desktop app here

 

Thanks and take care 🙂

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I'm not able to edit my playlist cover

spoonies_
Regular

Free

United States

 

Macbook Pro 2015

iOS Catalina

 

 

I have the spotify app on my Macbook and it no longer lets me edit my playlist cover. How do I fix this?

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

scchueler
Casual Listener

I have the exact same problem, it seems like windows automatically changes the win32 spotify version to the windows store app version (which sucks). any comment on how to prevent this would be very much appreciated.

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

AeroZ
Composer

It looks like it shows the webplayer view in the desktop app. Not sure what to think of this. Bug I hope.

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