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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.

Nothing, this people is deaf!

just posted for adding the right click menu option to remove from playlist to title of song currently playing and voted here, good idea


Russell rope. Good one. Not sure if you saw that they redirected you back here. 


Heres their response:

Hello and thanks for the feedback!

A similar idea has also been suggested here:

Add your votes and comments there please! 😉


at least they keep it organized. I think the more of us there is leaving feedback on this  same forum the more strength we have. One day. One day they will satisfy our  desire . Maybe there's some kind of deal with the music companies that doesn't allow them to make this a reality. I guess we can speculate about many things!


I have send them an old fashioned letter with this request. Wondering if they really do take there customers serious.

That's further than I'm willing to go with this, but applaud your
initiative and hope something comes of it.

how is this not an option yet?!


It's so cumbersome that Spotify doesn't have this feature (Apple Music does). Right now, I have to change the playlist order to alphabetically and scroll for ages to actually find a song I want to delete from a longer playlist.


Seriously,  please get this done. 


With all the other features on Spotify's mobile app, I would think deleting a song from your playlist would be so easy.  I don't think this is a complex request.  Please add that feature.  I still love you Spotify but I would love love love you if you just added that simple feature.


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.