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[Mobile][Playlists] 'Add to playlist' sort order should be custom

Status: Live Idea

In the latest Spotify library redesign, when I try to add a song to a playlist, the modal that opens sorts my playlists in a seemingly random order. This is very annoying since I have a mix of many playlists/folders in a specific custom order, and now finding the correct playlist to add a song has become a pain. This has only become a problem in the latest update, and worked perfectly in previous Spotify versions. I think that the order of the playlists in the "Add to playlist" dialog should follow the same order as the main Playlists tab - that is, if I have my playlists sorted by custom, the dialog should be sorted the same way.

Updated on 2021-06-13

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Comments
robo_2

Hey,

 

This looks very like a bug, because not long a go in this very galaxy you could easy find the playlists you are adding songs to, but now they are placed in a totally random order that makes it impossible to find them.

 

It's strange because i've spent a lot of time making my playlist-order they way i like it, a well organized place with folders and everything. But when i'm adding songs to them through my iPhone they are placed in random order, and that unordered lists changes for every song and different times during the day. I don't see this as a functional "move" from Spotify, it destroys the whole "User Customization-principle" spotify has been so good on, when you customize you own library and the service suddently just randomize your library.

 

Screenshot is attached

 

Please fix this bug my friends, it makes it really difficult to use your application to the full Spotify-experience. This is no problem at the desktop version, only on the iOS-app.

 

 

My pristine ordered playlist library:

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 Randomized list when adding songs: 

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Regards
Former, but maybe returning Tidal User

 

JKT1

Its been 3 years and nothing has been done with this request. This annoy me very much that I've considered to switch to other platforms, it takes longer for me to find my playlist because everything is all over the place. I used to place my playlist in my own order and with that, I quickly knew where my playlist was. As Spotify is right now, in some occasions i forget the name of the playlist so I have to scroll and scroll and scroll, and scroll, and scroll and finally I find it. This is just frustrating.  It was so much easier before, as i knew exactly which order my playlist was. 

treeyoung

In a lot of people's libraries all the playlists and folders are in a specific custom order according to a certain logic, so it easily becomes some sort of neural link after a while. We can find and organize things more quickly this way. Actually the ability to organize things this way is the very reason I chose Spotify over Apple Music.

 

But when it comes to ADD TO PLAYLIST on a phone, the neural link fails to work, we can only find things in A-Z order or some even more random orders. It makes adding-to-playlists a pain, especially when you are walking or working. I don't understand why they cancelled this feature since it used to be able to do that. Hope it comes back.