[iOS][Discover] Restore Touch Preview on iOS App

Touch preview removal on last iOS vers. update looks like it hasn't been a great idea. You are on time to restore it, one of the best Spotify features.

Updated on 2019-03-19



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This feature was originally removed from the app due to low engagement. There was a statement at the time which you can check out at https://community.spotify.com/t5/iOS-iPhone-iPad/Touch-Preview-on-iOS-removal/td-p/1857905.


We're keeping this idea as 'Not Right Now', as it's not something we have any immediate plans to add back onto the app.


If we do have any new info to share we'll check back in here with a new status.




Casual Listener

Not as easy as in the Spotify ios app but it will do for now. Back to quick discover my music!



Please bring it baaaack 


Please come back! 


I’m extremely disappointed about this. I check back frequently to see if it’s been added back only to be disappointed still. Could you bring this back like ASAP We’d love You forever even though you let us down this time 

Casual Listener

Bring it back please, it was the best feature:((((((


Yes it was!!!!

Here to further the conversation a bit:


I was equally displeased to hear this feature was discontinued.  As I read other responses I came across one about licensing that was rather accusatory and speculative at best.  I hope this will present a similar argument in a more positive light.


If there are legal obstacles of maintaining a touch preview, of course thats understandable from one customers point of view. Perhaps there are other problems that are being worked through that simply cannot be discussed at length with the customer.  Thats also a no-brainer.


However discontinuing this marvelous feature because of low engangement seems like a move in the wrong direction, and at worst completely baseless.  Were there complaints regarding this feature? A little transparency goes a long way.


I continue to believe Spotify is THE BEST streaming platform there is to date and worth the price of premium membership.  I have seen changes made that weren't great and then improved with the next update, so I know you all are listening and working hard to provide the best service.


Check the timestamp.  We're all still patiently waiting for this to come back!


It's been two years now since this feature has been removed, saying one was searching for new possibilities for this long press feature. I can't find any new function and really can't imagine a more useful one than the preview. Moreover, I can't really imagine a low engagement rate put forth as an argument back then. Therefore, could you please just bring this function back? I mean, it can't get more useless than it currently is, with actually no function behind it. Saying you want to make your community happy, bringing touch preview back would be one of the easiest ways to do so, as I see it.

Yes yes yes to this