[Playlists] See which playlists a song has already been added to

Sometimes I think of or hear a song and I want to add it to a certain playlist but I’m not sure if it’s already in there, or I just want to know what playlists it’s in. It would be nice to to have a feature where you can check which playlists of yours a song has been added to. I know that you there’s a notification if it’s a duplicate, but it would be more convenient if the song is in multiple playlists to just see all of them at once rather than getting that notification one by one for all of them, if that make sense.

Updated on 2021-06-14

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Casual Listener

When you’re adding songs to your playlists, it should show a tick over the playlists that the songs are already in, like what instagram does with favourited posts. This would save time with adding songs and make sure you don’t have the same song multiple times in your playlists.


This is a function that I really wanted to have been implented already for years. I often take the time to search for new music. During this search I would like to be able to quickly see if I already have a song in one of my personal playlists. When looking at a new found playlist online, I want to quickly see how well it matches with my music taste by looking for songs that are also in my playlists. Sometimes, when listening to a new found album, I realize only after listening a few songs that I have already "checked" this album already before. That feels like a disappoint as I was looking for new music.


Fortunately I found a workaround. I make sure that I have downloaded all songs offline. Then an icon will show next to the song in playlist indicated that you have downloaded it. This way I can quickly see which songs are new when checking albums and artist pages. However, recently it seems that this downloaded icon doesn't work any more when songs I have appear in "radio based on song/artist/playlist " 


Anyway hopefully Spotify can implement this. It could also be implemented as an "experimental" option such that it turned off by default for users.  


Exactly what it says on the tin...


POV: You find a song you have previously liked already, and you have no clue what playlist you put it in because you've got like fifty different playlists.


There should be an option that shows you exactly what playlist(s) you already have the song in. Sometimes, I just want to know.


You can use www.spotifyfinder.com to see where a particular artist (and artists tracks) appears in your Spotify playlists.

Casual Listener

This would be sooooo helpful to anybody who has a lot of playlists and doesn't want to add songs twice! The only other option is dragging the song to literally all your playlists one by one to see if you get the 'duplicate' message.


Hello everyone,

It is nice to see that what I have been complaining for ages was found annoying by others as well. I designed an icon and a prototype for this problem on Figma.




Edit: It will be easier to navigate if you click on "Fit- Scale down to fit" on options 🙂


YES!!!! This is EXACTLY what I'm talking about! 

Casual Listener

Please, please, please!

Let us people with looooots of playlist that keep growing over time and who listen to so many different artists to know if a song has been "found" before.


Just like you have "popular songs" in an artist page, another section with "already on your playlists" (and extra points if it says in which one each)


And also, when listening to other peoples playlist, to easily see which songs are already on your "system".


Thanks a lot.


Love this idea so much, it will really help when adding songs to playlists from a the radio/mix u are listening to

Gig Goer

so needed thing!!!!