[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.



How many votes do we need to get their attention?


Please bring the touch feature back!!! Why would you guys remove that?? It was an excellent feature that was used by many. 


I'm considering moving to Tidal. This was one of the only reasons I was with you guys. Please bring the touch feature back. 


Wow. Very disappointed to find this feature removed. I discovered tons of new music using touch to preview but now all the fun of exploring is gone. Terrible move, Spotify. I really hope you’ll reconsider and bring this back. 


So bummed!!! I loved this feature...I think not a lot of ppl used it cuz they didn't no it excisted...if y'all advertised it more, I'll bet my bottom dollar EVERYONE would be using this and others would switch streaming services cuz no one else has this as nicely as Spotify does...pls bring it back 


I used this feature every day, it was extremely useful for finding new music. I really hope this feature is brought back, I remember how amazed I was when I first used the app and hard pressed a song to preview it. Such an amazing feature Spotify had that other music apps don't have. 

Plz Spotify :'(

Casual Listener

Please bring it back as a user preference parameter, so it can be switch on/off by users who loves/hates it!  


Bring this feature back!



HOW am i supposed to know if i like a song without listening to the WHOLE thing or see if my playlist flows together or try to remember a song quickly without the preview feature. since the removal i kept trying to preview songs and then would get upset because there was a glitch that wouldnt let me because i KNEW spotify wouldn't be DUMB enough to remove the BEST feature. im very disappointed and dont know if i can continue supporting u. im sure apple music has a preview button. 




Low engagement rate?! I used it.


I was positive I was doing something wrong, that Spotify would never intentionally remove a useful and unique feature. I was very disappointed when I learned you actually removed Touch Preview! I can’t say how I actually feel or the post would be yanked for vulgarity.


You wouldn’t rip out the EQ feature just because only 30%* of your user base uses EQ! Would you?  

*percentage pulled from thin air. I customized my EQ setting and haven’t touched EQ settings since. Would this make me a low-engagement user of EQ?


Thanks in advance