[Mobile] Remove current Song from Playlist



This is a usability improvement for the Mobile devices. Sometimes I want to remove songs from a playlist. This is currently quite a long task to perform on the mobile device.


  1. I first have to select the right playlist.
  2. Then I have to locate the song, which is not listed alphabetically. They are listed in the order I built the playlist with the oldest first and newest last.Some of my playlists have up to 900 songs in them and scrolling slowly can be difficult and timeconsuming.
  3. Then click on the "pencil" icon and  delete the track I don't want.

I think it would be a better user experience if we could delete songs as easy as it is to add them to a playlist. 


So here's a suggestion for the mobile app, look there's even a space for it on the info page! Smiley LOL


Spotify Delete Track Idea






UPDATE 3 June 2017

I have been contacted by user eviljojo22 who has developed a Plugin that creates a playlist named "Remove from Spotify" and every 45 minutes minutes it deletes every song in it and also in every playlist in which that same song appears (which may not be what you want). However, this is an option that may help you before Spotify gets round to providing this very simple function. Good luck (and Thank you EvilJojo22)

Connect on https://spotify-playlist.eivo.fr



UPDATE 7 February 2019

I have been contacted by user bamboony who has developed an android app that might solve the problem in the short term:


Updated on 2019-07-09

Hey Folks, 


Since 2012, there are a couple of features that speed up removing songs from playlists. 


On Android, you can find tracks quickly by clicking the three dot menu in the playlist and heading to the 'Find in Playlist' option - this will bring a search bar where you can type the name of the song or artist. On iPhone, you can find the search bar by pulling down on the Playlist screen. Once you've found the track, you can click the three dots next to the song and click 'Remove from this Playlist' - even whilst the track is playing. The song will continue, but be removed from the playlist. 



















From the playlist menu you can also sort your playlist by Title, Recently Added, Artist, Album or Custom. 


We'll keep this idea open and if there are any updates about adding a remove song button to the menu on the 'Now Playing View', we'll post them here. 




How hard can this be????!!!! 

It is right now my absolute biggest issue I have with Spotify. The user experience when you want to delete songs are SO bad - and it would be so simple to add this feature in the Now playing-menu. 


It is unbelievable that this issue have been repported nearly 5 years ago (!!) and for nearly 2 years have had the "good idea"-status, and nothing have happened yet. 



That's further than I'm willing to go with this, but applaud your
initiative and hope something comes of it.

how is this not an option yet?!


Seriously,  please get this done. 


With all the other features on Spotify's mobile app, I would think deleting a song from your playlist would be so easy.  I don't think this is a complex request.  Please add that feature.  I still love you Spotify but I would love love love you if you just added that simple feature.


I just can't believe that an easy delete function directly from the actual song you are listening to on you're playlist is not avaible. This is outregous. How can this not be, I really don't get it. I love Spotify and that is swedish product, but now I am ashamed to be swede, after this long time there has not been added a delete button. Shame on you spotify. You get thousands of improvment ideas, but some ver simple and easy and must be function like add AND DELETE must be avaible. This is a must. The answear should not be, we are looking into it, it should have already be in place.


Casual Listener

That sounds amazing! It works if I put songs in it on mobile?!

Casual Listener

Yes it works for mobile and desktop, the limitation is I can't remove instantly the song and I can't remove a song from a specific playlist, but for me it's what I need.


I've been wanting this option forever! I also drag whole albums in as I don't have time to listen and pick favourites but then deleting the ones I don't like is such a pain! I think the above idea is brilliant but would also be happy with an option on the playing song screen to 'go to' the song in the Playlist and use existing delete song option. Please please please implement something soon as this is very frustrating! 


 2017, still not possible. Premium user from the start here.