[Playlists] Add the same song to multiple playlists simultaneously

There is no reason why Spotify shouldn't have a functionality on at least the desktop app where you can drag one song into as many "selected" playlists as you want and have that song added to all of them at the same time…

 

Here's a little more info to back up this request:

 

I'm, for one, the kind of person who obsesses over music, and a huge component of that is the way in which I organize my playlists.

 

I believe it is probably safe to say that most people wish their music was better organized, but the primary reason why they aren't is simply the amount of time it takes to put together quality playlists. Instead, what most people end up with are a small handful of enormous playlist hundreds, if not thousands, of songs that have no rhyme or reason to why they are in the same playlists.

 

To avoid this dilemma, I have spent hours and hours sorting through all my favorite songs and making different types of playlists that they may fit into. One thing I learned early on is that a particular song is likely going to fit into multiple playlists, and this is where the problem lies and the primary reason why most people avoid making well thought out playlists all together.

 

In order to add a song to all the playlists I want, I have to sit at my computer and continuously drag a new song I want put into different playlists into each individual one over and over again which, when organizing dozens or even hundreds of songs, can take an insane amount of unnecessary time. And that is if you happen to be creating and organizing playlists on the desktop app… if you are trying to do this on your phone, you might as well forget about it - it would take you an hour to at 20 different songs to 10 different playlists.

 

That is why I believe Spotify should add a function (starting on desktop and eventually moving onto mobile like they are likely to do with the "folders" for playlists) in which a single song can be added to multiple playlists at the same time.

 

Attached is a picture originally posted by a subscriber named anaraee who had requested this a few years ago, but apparently wasn't able to get enough traction them... hopefully this time will be different.

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Updated on 2019-10-15

Marked as new idea, which is a repost of this inactive idea.

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Rock Star 23
Rock Star 23
Status changed to: New Idea

Updated on 2019-10-15

Marked as new idea, which is a repost of this inactive idea.

Rock Star 13
Rock Star 13

Definitely you have my vote I really appreciate this opinion and hope we can hace it soon.

 

 

PurpleTurtle87
Visitor

There is a very iffy workaround on desktop
If you add a song and then very quickly hover over 'Add to playlist' again before it disappears you can select another playlist
This works maybe 60% of the time and only works for 2 playlists but it's better than one by one by one which is, as noted, horribly tedious. I really hope that this is resolved soon.

d5_ybs-7o0l5b
Newbie

Yes! I have so many playlists that I add the same song to.

Piggybacking off of this, I would like to be able to see all of the playlists that a song is already on.

Ccat1
Newbie
  • I so agree with this idea and don't understand why such a helpful tool isn't already available. It makes me miss using iTunes as that was helpful in this respect. This should also allow you to view which playlists a song is already saved to and help you delete the song from all your playlists if you no longer like it. I hope they sort this asap!
Conner_theWhite
Casual Listener

I appreciate the support for the idea everybody! Haven't seen any movement on Spotify's part since posting a couple months ago, but the more likes the idea gets, the more seriously they take it. So if yo can get the hyperlink for this page to any of your friends who use Spotify and have them like it, hopefully it will get their attention quicker:)

Magickly
Regular

Yes please

ArthyxeFR
Newbie

In Discord you can react with multiple emojis by pressing Shift while you click on all the emojis, the window does not close.

The developers could implement something like that, if you press Shift while clicking on a playlist it would not close the menu.

Johno-ohno
Visitor

I cannot believe this hasn't been implemented already. Seems like such a practical idea. I was told by Spotify that if an idea gets 100 votes they will take it into concideration, so hopefully this will be picked up soon 👍🏻

-xnw7cuyfl_r
Newbie

I beg for this feature and for the life of me I do not get why it wasn't thought of in the 1.01 version.  I will switch to any online service that can offer this.   I still use an old version of iTunes for this exact reason.  BTW  signed up for Pandora Premium to see if I wanted to switch because of issues like this and it's no different over there.  Someone is going to come in and do this right and clean house on these services one day.