[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:




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. 



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.

Casual Listener

Yes absolutely need this!

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If I consider the amount of money and time Spotify must be spending on their ads to get people to go Premium, I find it strange that they won't consider this feature if the users have clearly indicated that this would most likely be the feature that makes them go Premium - I certainly would.  (They could easily turn this into a marketing exercise, use some of the marketing budget to develop the feature and make the world a better place - all in one go!) 🙂


It's just crazy that they won't implement this.  Obviously there must be some type of revenue stream that is affected by bloated, erroneously overstated playlists. Shame on you Spotify;  give the people what they want/deserve. 

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Rethink and workaround:  I still believe it will be a great feature to be able to remove a song directly from the Queue and I will probably not go Premium until it exists, BUT in the meantime it's not too silly to listen through my playlists one at a time while keeping that list in focus, and simly removing unwanted songs as they come up.  (Granted it is still a workaround in my view, and you cannot remove it simultaneously from any other lists that it appears in.)


I would love to be able to remove a song (thats being played at that moment) from a particular playlist)

Music Fan

No, it's a much better experience to go to plays lists, figure out the one playing, scroll down the 300 songs till you can find the one playing, the hit the 3 dots, remember it's not an option, hit the playlist edit button and delete the sing.


i mean that only takes two minutes, what are we all complaining about.   Who would want to do that in 2 seconds.


This was brought up in 2012, why isn't still a thing? Remove from Playlist needs to be on the 3 dots of the "while playing" screen. 

Not applicable

Please add a remove from playlist function.  Do it for the playlist junkies!  Convenience first! 


Wow! Spotify keeps climbing up in the ranking of worst companies. I have upvoted 3 very serious issues that were reported 3-5 years ago, and nothing has been done at all. They are probably baffled as to how Apple managed to get as many paying customers as Spotify in just a few months. Well, Sherlocks, get your head out of your ***** and take a look at what your users are asking for!

Gig Goer

At least Spotify, give us a good explanation, this is so frustrating, everybody knows including you, that this would make the experience easier and better; besides its an easy task. So sure, go "not right now" but please tell us why?

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