[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
Mictibo
Newbie

Nothing hapening with this idea ?

-xnw7cuyfl_r
Newbie

There is no sign they will change this (years) and doesn't even seem Spotify is listening.

I made the switch to YouTube Music and don't regret it at all.  No they do not let you add to multiple groups at once on the Music app, but you can go into standard YouTube and do it and it transfers to the app.  They also are updating things with new options which is cool.  I miss ITunes, but YouTube seems to much better in this case.

sierox
Newbie

In really considering to switch to YouTube Music for this function. Already have YouTube Premium. 
Don’t know why a simple, much requested, function like this can’t be implemented within days. 

CHRIS_FREEWORK
Casual Listener

If you give me the permission I'd even code it by my own. Should even be faster than Spotify itself^(after 5 years of´waiting for this)

-xnw7cuyfl_r
Newbie

chris_freework

 

I jumped to YouTube Music a few years ago.  They let you add to multiple lists at once if you do it from the standard YouTube.com.  I've been having fun recreating all my playlists.  I am done with Spotify and Pandora, they seem to ignore any request, no matter how basic it is for improvements.

CHRIS_FREEWORK
Casual Listener

Haha damn, guess I'll have the same fate😂😂

 

SurrealDynamics
Visitor

I need this function to be added! Was searching for this kind of post to vote on it. I want to select multiple playlists when adding a song, especially when I'm listening to it. 

It's such an unnecessary hassle to [open menu], [add to playlist], [selected playlist], and repeat as many times as the number of playlists I want to add the song...

 

I sort my playlists on the go (on MOBILE) all the time, as I discover new music I need to be able to place it in all the related playlists I have

Ryan195
Visitor

When adding a song to a playlist, there could be the option to add the same song to multiple different playlists at the same time, instead of having to do it individually!:)

Jacob
Community Legend
Status changed to: Good Suggestion

Updated on 2021-05-20

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brewsacks
Newbie

It's time, Spotify. I understand keeping some basic features back from free users,but paid subscribers? It's time to make Spotify all it can be!