[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. 



Casual Listener

Yes this is much needed!!


I would use the star function for that but I like using the star function as the star function = (


Do people form Spotify read these posts? Is anyone working on getting a delete button into the app?

Casual Listener

LOVE this idea - I listen to tons of music and do a lot of research to find new stuff as well. A lot of the times I add an album or two from a new artist to a 'holding' playlist and then as I cycle through them, I get rid of the ones I don't like. Since using Spotify, I have been wanting something like this easy-delete feature - FINGERS CROSSED!! 🙂


I totally agree on this one. When I'm listening to a song in a playlist of mine, a song that I've come to dislike, there should be a opportunity to delete it from the playlist directly. Please, Spotify, add this option

Casual Listener

Please add this option. It takes forever to go back to the playlist and find the song in order to delete it... Especially when you are working with +1000 tracks playlists

This is needed! 👍

With the new 'Your Music' interface, under 'Songs', you can tap the options (three dots) button to "Remove" songs, but within the playlists themselves you still have to scroll through lists to find the green-highlighted song and swipe-to-delete. ANY song, no matter where, should definitely have its own "Remove" button 


Agree, it would be som much better if you could just delete a song from its playlist with one click. Hard work to locate the song within the playlist.

Casual Listener

Spotify, are you listening?? This has been driving me absolutely nuts.


I have a playlist of 2800 songs, about 75% of which are great, but the rest I added to check out and many of these are terrible. Yet when I'm on the go or at the gym or driving and one of the bad songs comes on, I don't just want to skip it, I want to DELETE it -- and therefore keep making my list better and better -- but there's no way to do it!


Yes, I can try to remember the song's name and then go back to the playlist and scroll down 1000+ songs trying to find it, but WHY isn't there simply an easy "remove from playlist" button available when you're listening to any song? PLEASE ADD!!


Otherwise love you guys. Thanks.


This still is a sorely needed feature.

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Spotify why won't you listen? We need this!!