[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. 




Hansholz, all that does is remove it from "My Music", and not permanently from the play list.


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. 




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

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.

Casual Listener

Yes, this would be a fantastic feature.  I am a long time user and have built up several playlists.  Some are a few hundred songs long.  When i get bored of a song, i would like to delete it from the 'now playing' screen on both a mobile and tablet.  The alternative is to scroll through a playlist which is very time consuming.  Please try and add this feature.


In İtunes songs are very easy to remove from playlist. Why Spotify can not make removal from iphone as easy is not understandable.


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

Ok, you have to go to the ''3 dots" to the far right of your PLAYLIST
TITLE... not the 3 dots next to the song that is playing. Here you will
find a menu with the option to "EDIT". Pressing the edit function with give
you the ability remove any or all songs in that playlist

Hope this helps
Music Fan

@Ralan1 that's always been there.  The problem with that is in a playlist of 300 tracks you have to scroll through all of them to find the one highlighted one that you want to delete.  Where we're proposing that the current song you've decided you don't like any more, and just want to quickly remove it.


I know that, but to remove a song from playlist one has to scroll true hundreds of songs sometimes thousands to find a playing song and remove it. IMPRACTICAL.

how about just swipe and remove or add it to three dots menu next to song.