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

Status: Live Idea

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
eschurr

This is basic functionality that anyone who manages playlists needs. If you just listen to spotifys lists you don't need this.  But if you're like me and you like to organize and manage your music you often add a song

to more than one playlists. Currently with spotify it is tedious to do this. Let's go, spotify!

 

katdog33

Please add this feature!! I love creating new playlists but it just takes so long. Many songs fit into more than one playlist so it just take so much unnecessary time. Clearly many people want this!!!

visxality

I am going through my playlist with all songs I like and am currently sorting them out or adding them to other playlists and this feature is very much needed. It‘s painful to right click each song SO MANY TIMES on desktop just so I can add it to several playlists. 

Helix1

Yes please they need to add this it is so frustrating have to K constantly go back when adding new music to playlists 

eschurr

It's shocking that this request for BASIC functionality is three years old and counting! Come on!

Arthur97

This will allow users to add to as many playlists as they want to.

It can be configurable from Settings, for example.

Consequently the menu item can be renamed to "Add to Playlists"

 

Thank you.

 

P.S. Just wanted to show my support to the idea regarding showing in which playlist the current song is present.

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/Playlists-See-which-playlists-a-song-has-already-been-ad... – [Playlists] See which playlists a song has already been added to

trenthetfield

I read an article today about Spotify announcing a premium offering, with increased audio fidelity, headphone tuner etc. Within their blurb one of the benefits is something called 'playlist pro'. I would put money on the addition of songs/albums to multiple playlists simultaneously being within that. If so, that's pretty outrageous, when we've been asking for it for years. That functionality should be part of a basic pack, not one that costs twice as much. For more details, see the link:- https://9to5mac.com/2022/10/14/spotify-platinum-hifi-plan/

Jeremy
Status changed to: New Suggestion

Updated on 2022-10-16

Hello and thanks for submitting your idea to the Idea Exchange!

 

We've gone ahead and marked this as a new suggestion. Spotify Staff will look into this idea once it reaches the necessary amount of votes.

 

More info on how your feedback reaches Spotify via the Idea Exchange can be found here.

 

Cheers!

SoSoJuicy

I'm happy that so many people think the same way! I lose soo much time because of this. I add between 5-20 songs per day to various playlists... It takes forever! Please finally implement this

Akaseth

I posted this request over 5 years ago and probably wasn’t the first so it is far from a new idea and it has been getting voted for ever since. So wouldn’t hold your breath. I just find it amazing that such a mainstream company doesn’t seem to have the capacity to do such a basic improvement.