[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. 



Not applicable
This is Needed!!! Would be Perfect, Additional menuoption for "remove from playlist" or while pressing longer on the now playing screen Displaying a remove Option.
I agree! It's to difficult to delete a song now (didn't even know I could... It's so well hidden..).

its 2012, your mobile app should be on par with the desktop counter part and vice versa. premium member asking for implementation!!! 😄


also a search tab in MacOS, so we don't have to research when we accidentally click playlist

Spotify Legend

Want this as well.  It would be nice if you could simply remove that song from your playlist from the now playing screen. I have a song that i have added to the playlist i use when im out running. It has a few tracks in it that im sick and tired of but they are still there since it is to timeconsuming to remove them. 


This is a really good idea 



Music Fan

The mobile queue needs to be editable, in general....as in the ability to see the songs, reorder, delete, etc. 

Casual Listener

Please, any update on this? Would make a huge improvement... Waiting for this too long now...

Community Legend
Status changed to: New Idea
Not applicable

I have a playlist like this, I'll drag in whole albums of songs that I think fit but there's inevitably going to be some I change my mind on and get cut.


If the app recognises that your are listening to the track within a playlist, a button saying simply 'remove from playlist' would be ideal. It is quite cumbersome to have to scroll through all the tracks to find the one you want to lose.

Gig Goer

Here's a tip while Spotify are working this one out....Currently the way I deal with this is by using the "star" function.


Instead of using the star function like most people do (to favourite their songs) I use it to mark songs I inevitably will remove. Then once a month I get on the laptop and delete them quickly from the desktop version of Spotify. Everything I want to remove is in my star list.


This might help a few of you in the meantime.