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[Mobile] Remove current Song from Playlist

Hi

 

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

 

Cheers

 

J

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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

 

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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:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.bamboomy.delete.deletespotifytrack

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. 

 

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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. 

 

Thanks!

Comments
llllzaaa
Visitor

It's amazing that Spotify team doesn't implement this. It's so simple. 

nysteve
Roadie

One of the oldest and most annoying deficiencies I've experience as a premium user. You should hire me as UX/UI Dev so that I can wake your team up to basic of ideas that have not been executed still. There's a difference between baseline functionality and embellishments, this is an example of the prior! 

jsmzc
Newbie
I have long ago cancelled my Spotify subscription because of this issue.
I've been pretty much an exclusive Pandora user since then. It certainly
does not give the granular controls or have the library that Spotify does
but at least all I have to do is give a song a simple thumbs down or skip
and it isn't played again.
KHPhoto
Visitor
Go to TIDAL… it’s just like Spotify in the controls but with much better audio quality anyway.

jkwapiszeski18
Visitor

So is this feature ever going to be added back into the mobile version for Apple users?

jude333
Newbie

I wish that there was a way to search for a song I have downloaded in all of my playlists. As it stands now I have to search in the filter bar of every playlist. This is tedious. Is there any way to select a song I have downloaded and see how many playlists it is in?

also, I wish I could easily remove a song without having to search for it. The 3 dots allow me to add to a playlist but not to remove it. 
thanks 

 

elainecristine
Casual Listener

This seriously not a function yet? It's very painfull search for a song in a 200+ itens playlist to delete it.

Edwin71
Casual Listener

@elainecristine Please see this comment from squint from October last year: https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/Mobile-Remove-current-Song-from-Playlist/idc-p/5045053/h...

It's not our preferred solution but at least it is easier than manually searching a song in a playlist.

Stuessi
Newbie

This is such a no brainer. When listening to a song in a playlist (full-screen view of the song) I should see Remove from playlist when selecting the three dots. Add to playlist is already there, even though the song already is in the playlist. Please add Remove from playlist. 

Jeevaka
Newbie

Lack of this feature defy reason. Also "Find in playlist" is not there anymore.

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