Rearrange tracks inside a playlist (Android)

On my iPod I can manually move my songs around that are in my playlist, but I can't do the same on my phone which is what I mostly use. It would be easier to have that option on all devices.

Updated: 2016-08-22

Hey folks, we know this idea hasn't had an update in a while, but we want you to know we still think it's a good idea. If we didn't we'd change it to 'Not Right Now' to keep you all in the loop. Thanks for continuing to bring us your feedback and comments around the Android app. We're listening.



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CharlieDean1
Regular

Once we hit 1K Spotify might apparently 'waste' 10 mins of their time putting it in. Fingers crossed.... 

paxfool
Regular

I just switched over to Android last month and the fact that I have to break out my old iPhone to rearrange tracks in a playlist is ridiculous. This feature has been available on iOS for a long time and I'm shocked that it's not on Android. As a premium subscriber, this is really disappointing. 

HeatherR64
Music Lover

Just want to say that in addition to wanting to do this on my Android phone, I also want to be able to do it in the Browser version (I can't use the desktop application at work, so am stuck in the browser version all day).

hollyraif
Regular

Hey everyone, I emailed support@spotify.com and got a reply from a real person.  They weren't very helpful.  Couldn't give me any answers about when this feature might be implemented.  They did say that they would pass my suggestion to the developers.  Everyone who is intersted in this feature should email them.  The more emails they get the more likely they are to actually listen to us.  Here is part of their response to me asking why Apple users can rearrange playlists, but Android users can't.

 

"We're very sorry for the inconvenience this is causing for you. We certainly understand if you feel that way.

Our developers are working hard to improve our app. However, sometimes it isn't easy to implement the same features over to different platforms.

We can't say if or when any specific features will be added. But as soon as we’ve got anything to announce, we’ll let everyone know over on the Spotify Community.

We always appreciate customers who take the time to give us their feedback. We’ll pass what you’ve said onto the right folks here at Spotify."

aramando
Regular

@hollyraif

 

Wow, you got a much better response than I did when I emailed them a couple of weeks ago with an impassioned appeal to their common sense. I pretty much just got a canned response about how they're "listening" (BS) and how I might consider adding my idea to this forum - despite having made more than a passing reference to this existing 40 page-strong thread in my email.

 

That said, the line about it not being easy to implement the same features across platforms is basically more BS. That may be true for a few rare advanced features, but it absolutely is not true for something as simple as drag'n'drop functionality, as the many apps that already use this in some form or another demonstrate (e.g. Google Play Music and Apple Music, just to pick two examples entirely at random...). The only reasons for this feature being left out of the Android version are lazyness or incompetence.

 

 

grbsoft
Gig Goer

Same here, almost automated response for me too.

 

hollyraif wrote:

Wow, you got a much better response than I did when I emailed them a couple of weeks ago with an impassioned appeal to their common sense. I pretty much just got a canned response about how they're "listening" (BS) and how I might consider adding my idea to this forum - despite having made more than a passing reference to this existing 40 page-strong thread in my email.


I must add that the functionality is already there in the "Now Playing" virtual playlist, there you can drag and move around all the songs. I agree with you and add 2 cents to incompetence, strong incompetence!

 

That said, the line about it not being easy to implement the same features across platforms is basically more BS. That may be true for a few rare advanced features, but it absolutely is not true for something as simple as drag'n'drop functionality, as the many apps that already use this in some form or another demonstrate (e.g. Google Play Music and Apple Music, just to pick two examples entirely at random...). The only reasons for this feature being left out of the Android version are lazyness or incompetence 
dagsville
Regular
The reason it's not implemented is not lazyness/incompetence, it's because
they don't want to do it. It's a very conscious strategy. I assume they
want Android users to also have to install the app on their
desktops/laptops. It's so frustrating!



devadevi
Regular
what would they gain by this?
hollyraif
Regular

@grbsoft @aramando  

I got a canned response at first about how to "sort" my playlists.  You have to reply back to get a real response

 

I agree that they do not want to implement this feature for some reason.  They implemented this a long time ago for Apple users which leads me to believe that this has something to do with their relationship with Apple.  Maybe they have an agreement to provide Apple users a better service in some ways than the Android users get.  Frustrating.

dagsville
Regular
I guess it means they keep more of a foothold in the Windows environment.
This could be something they don't want to give up.