How do I sort playlists in the updated Spotify 2020?

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Re: How do I sort playlists in the updated Spotify 2020?

Casual Listener

Hello Jkidless,

thank you 😉, I already contacted Spotify, I just don't know if it was the right communication line 🤔

But good to hear that they're already aware of the issue 👍

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Music Fan
I was on chat for 2-1/2 hrs one night.
Now we are responding by email after I got a case number.
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Casual Listener

Apparently currently the only option to "opt out" of this upgrade is to have your current account deleted and playlists etc. transferred to a new account. It's an account level "feature". See recent posts in the thread I linked.

 

If this is an issue for you as it is for many others (including myself) please consider voting for the following idea over @ https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/Desktop-Allow-an-optional-switch-between-desktop-and-web...

 

If this massive downgrade to the desktop client sticks and gets rolled out broadly my days as a paying Spotify customer are over. 

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Music Fan
Thanks, I just voted. This just started when I joined the family plan and sent an invitation to join. After she joined, her player version changed. She can log into my account and the full version player comes back. So right now I'm paying for the family plan with limited features on one member. It's crazy.
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Casual Listener

I have this issue as well and it doesn't seem like it will change anytime soon.

 

I did some digging and it seems like they are performing testing with various users where we are switched to the web app version from the native desktop app (edit: or switched from an old desktop client to the new version).

 

This means we no longer have access to features like sorting or multi-select, which I find infuriating because I use both of these multiple times a day. This is a big reason why I'm paying for premium - music libraray management. I feel like it's only fair to allow us to switch back if this is being forced upon paying customers.

 

It seems like this is intentional from Spotify and not everyone is experiencing it. Hope this helps.

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Music Fan

 

I currently have an open ticket on this issue with Spotify techs.

I keep being reassured I will be updated as soon as they have an answer.

I'm not to confident though. It these techs can't figure it out, who can??

I'll post anything if I get an answer.

Thanks

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Casual Listener

Had the same problem too.  Solved it by uninstalling the new version and downloading/installing the old version.  Download the old but good version here:

 

https://spotify.en.uptodown.com/windows/download/1751832

 

Old Spotify version 1.0.85.259

 

Enjoy!

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Music Fan

Thanks for your reply, but this is just happening on one of my family accounts. Spotify is working on this issue.

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Casual Listener

This problem occurs only for those who auto updated to the latest version of Spotify. If you haven't updated to the latest one then you're fine. That's why the solution is to downgrade back to the older version if you want the sorting feature back. Cheers!

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Newbie

This did the trick. I´d almost given up on Spotify and their new "improved" features. Thanks! 

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