[All Platforms][Playlists] Add the same song to multiple playlists simultaneously

There is no reason why Spotify shouldn't have a functionality on at least the desktop app where you can drag one song into as many "selected" playlists as you want and have that song added to all of them at the same time…

 

Here's a little more info to back up this request:

 

I'm, for one, the kind of person who obsesses over music, and a huge component of that is the way in which I organize my playlists.

 

I believe it is probably safe to say that most people wish their music was better organized, but the primary reason why they aren't is simply the amount of time it takes to put together quality playlists. Instead, what most people end up with are a small handful of enormous playlist hundreds, if not thousands, of songs that have no rhyme or reason to why they are in the same playlists.

 

To avoid this dilemma, I have spent hours and hours sorting through all my favorite songs and making different types of playlists that they may fit into. One thing I learned early on is that a particular song is likely going to fit into multiple playlists, and this is where the problem lies and the primary reason why most people avoid making well thought out playlists altogether.

 

In order to add a song to all the playlists I want, I have to sit at my computer and continuously drag a new song I want put into different playlists into each individual one over and over again which, when organizing dozens or even hundreds of songs, can take an insane amount of unnecessary time. And that is if you happen to be creating and organizing playlists on the desktop app… if you are trying to do this on your phone, you might as well forget about it - it would take you an hour to add 20 different songs to 10 different playlists.

 

That is why I believe Spotify should add a function (starting on desktop and eventually moving onto mobile like they are likely to do with the "folders" for playlists) in which a single song can be added to multiple playlists at the same time.

 

Attached is a picture originally posted by a subscriber named anaraee who had requested this a few years ago, but apparently wasn't able to get enough traction then... hopefully this time will be different.

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Updated on 2021-06-04

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Comments
LunarWolf01
Roadie

Why doesn't this have more votes?!

u1f2m7
Newbie

Thanks Spotify! Keep working hard. As you can see, we really REALLY want this, & want to continue using your platform despite the competition. This will really help playlist creation.

BhaiKabir
Casual Listener

Brilliant Idea! would anyone know how to create an extension or add-on to enable this feature in the meantime? Please let me know. I struggle with this problem a lot.

MalikDR
Newbie

This would save most of my time haha

teyona
Newbie

My idea is the ability to add a single song to multiple playlists simultaneously by implementing a checkbox feature. When you select “Add to Playlist,” you should just be able to select the playlists by checking them off, instead of having to add it to each playlist one by one. I have a lot of playlists so this process is very tedious for me. A checkmark feature would make my Spotify experience 10x more enjoyable.

Johno-ohno
Newbie

Spotify WHY are we still waiting for this SIMPLE feature? Come on!

daniielrp
Newbie

When adding something to a playlist on iPad, you get a little pop-up menu to pick the playlist, and once you pick a playlist the menu closes. I think it would be useful if this stayed open after selecting your first playlist so as to you allow you to easily place a song into multiple playlists in one action, rather than having to repeatedly go through the process for each one.