Spotify has exact release date information for albums - it can be viewed in the mobile app (at least under iOS, v8.5.41).
Using the official desktop app, however (macOS, v188.8.131.52.g4ca6d5eb) you only get the year.
Why the disparity? I would have thought that, if anything, the desktop app would contain more granular information, while the mobile app would contain more of a summary.
Year is not very granular at all - artists can do a lot in a year, and fans sometimes like to know at least the month they released something, if not also the day.
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Updated on 2020-01-25
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Please add the month and if possible the day the song or album was released! I go through so much music and always checking release radar but sometimes I missed stuff and it would be nice to know the exact date it got released. Some artists release a ton of music every year and this should be more specific at least on the desktop app. You already have an idea closed that had tons of comments on it of people wanting this feature but then you closed it and link this idea. Found here: https://community.spotify.com/t5/Closed-Ideas/All-Platforms-More-precise-Release-Date/idi-p/1439153Doesn't make sense...
There are SO many submissions that request this feature and every one either gets closed and forwarded to a different issue, or starts gaining traction then Spotify responds with "we aren't planning on adding this feature at this time". OR it's closed because of "lack of interest" despite HUNDREDS OF OTHER IDENTICAL REQUESTS OVER THE LAST THREE YEARS.Seriously, this cannot be difficult to implement. It is incredibly important in terms of transparency and release year is one of the most fundamental parts of music metadata. This info is already displayed on the mobile app - it's RIDICULOUS that it hasn't been added to the desktop platform yet.Spotify - get off your @ss and add a feature that people actually want. Stop shutting down good ideas because of "not enough votes" because I guarantee the people that care are probably already fed-up enough with you to even bother checking this cesspool of placation.
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