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.
I first have to select the right playlist.
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.
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!
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)
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.
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.