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[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)

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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 2022-07-19

Hey folks, 


If you'd like to remove the song that's currently playing on Android devices, you can quickly get to it by tapping the title of the playlist (located in the top center of the screen). This will open the playlist and the current song will be highlighted in green. From there, you can tap the three-dot menu and select "Remove from this playlist". 

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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' or if we have some news regarding this option on iOS devices, we'll post them here. Remember that you can still add your votes here if this is something you'd like to see in the future.



Top Answer
Music Fan

If the song is currently playing, on Android, on the Now Playing screen, you can tap the name of the playlist at the top of the screen, and you'll get taken to the playlist, and it'll scroll down to the song that is currently playing, and select it.


On iOS, this doesn't happen. All they need to do is make it work the same way on iOS.


Spotify's weakness is keeping all their apps on all their various platforms in sync.


It's the weakness of most companies, when their employees have to work together and stay in sync. Different people work on each app, I'm sure.


Plug in works! Just looks like it updates once every few hours


I am cancelling premium account due to this function isn't in place and not planning to be added on as soon. thanks for spotify.


I don't know what player that is from but on the iPhone if you're playing a song from a playlist then click on the bottom of the screen to get the now playing screen, the 3 dots do not give you give the option to delete this song.


There's no remove option on my Now Playing 3 dots list???




@iwanatapyurdrum nope it is not on my sportify


Why make it so difficult to remove a song from a playlist? I have to scroll all the way through a playlist to locate the song I wish to delet. A simple option to remove from playlist whilst playing is all we want.




This is a feature, which I really miss. I just want to delete songs from my own playlists fast and this doesnt work at the moment. Can you add this feature?


I'm wondering why this request mentions "(Mobile)", it's also a pain on any device for any big playlist, as I have first to look for the playing track, with Ctrl-F and then type the track title., and then delete it. 

Adding a "remove playing track" from the 3 dot menu next to the currently playing playlist would be suitable I feel.

Hope you will consider it soon.