[Mobile] Remove current Song from Playlist

Status: Not Right Now



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:




UPDATE 15 February 2022

They delivered! This feature now exists. Click the three dots while playing a track and select the option "Remove from this Playlist"


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. 




On desktop in the web player I occasionally get the option to directly right click then "Remove from Playlist", but as you can see in the screenshot it's not always there in the menu. And if I remember correctly, the last few times I got the link it didn't actually work. Very annoying since I have to scroll down through the infinite scroll (i.e., loading 30 songs at a time with pauses in between scrolls) and try to remember what albums I added around the same time as that song's album. Crazy stupid oversight in the design. I guess the engineers never get tired of any songs ever, or they don't have any giant playlists.


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This is still a major pain to use why can't we just have a delete on the individual song?



When I'm listening to one of my personally-created spotify playlists, and a song starts playing that I feel should be removed from that playlist, I should be able to do so without needing to find the song within the playlist (Some of my playlists are thousands of songs long)


When I listening to music on a playlist, it would be great to have the ability to remove a song I no longer want from the when it cones on the "now playing" screen as opposed to having to search through the playlist to delete. Most times i don't think to remove songs from a Playlist until it lands on it. Especially if there are multiple songs i no longer desire to have


The fact that you can't remove the current song from the active playlist, or indeed search for it, is totally absurd. It's not as if most of the functionality is not already built in to the app - if you click "Add to Playlist" it can tell me that the song is already in the selected playlist... why can't you have an option there to remove it?


While playing a song, the opportunity would be very nice to remove it directly from a playlist (where you also can add the song to playlists). If you use the shuffle option and discover a song you don't want to have in your playlist anymore, you have to look for the song in your playlist. Especially when your playlist is very long, this can be annoying.


I have a playlist that has TONS of songs but have a hard time finding those songs to remove it so why not Add a this Button? so whenever you hear a song you dislike you can just go "i dont want this song in this playlist" and just right click and remove current playing song in playlist


GOOD GRIEF!!  Provide a SIMPLE and DIRECT WAY to IMMEDIATELY delete a song that is currently playing from my own playlist.  MANY users have been requesting this for at least two years.  Fumbling around with multiple screens and menu selections is DANGEROUS and AGGRAVATING.  PLEASE, PLEASE FIX THIS ALREADY!!@