[Desktop] Unable to add more than 50 tracks to a playlist

Status: Fixed

Hey folks,  


We're receiving reports from users confirming they can't add more than 50 tracks from an Album to a Playlist. This happens on desktop devices and mainly applies to Albums including more than 50 tracks, such as audiobooks for example.  


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Hey everyone,


Thanks for your patience while we looked into this issue and for confirming it works better now.


We’re happy to say that this should now be fixed for everyone! Make sure your app is updated to the latest version.


If you're still having trouble, let us know by starting a new topic in the relevant help board here.


If I save a whole album to a new playlist it only adds the first 50 tracks. I listen to a lot of audiobooks and they tend to be pretty long, often with several hundred tracks. I can add the rest manually, but that's very annoying. It always worked until a few days ago.


Hey @violetcities


Help’s here!

Could you confirm if you still observe this after performing a clean reinstall of the Spotify app on your device? This will get you the latest app version and clean up corrupted data that might be causing the issue.  


If it persists after a clean reinstall, let us know the make and model of your device, the OS version, as well as the exact version of the Spotify app currently installed.  


Hope this helps. Keep us in the loop here. 


I did two clean reinstalls, unfortunately that didn't fix it.


The issue happens only on the desktop version (Windows 8.1, Acer Aspire laptop), I tried it on my Android and that's perfectly fine. I have a Premium Duo account and the Spotify version is


I also found an older playlist that I created about three weeks ago and the same thing happened there, I just didn't realise it then, so it looks like it's not a super new thing.


Hey @violetcities


Thanks for getting back to us. 


Next thing we suggest trying is cleaning up the hosts file on your laptop. Simply follow the steps described here on how you can do that. 


It's also a good idea to check how it goes when a different Spotify account gets logged in on your device to see if this could be an account-related issue. You can ask a friend or family member to log in to their own Spotify account on your device, or simply create a test account for this purpose. 


If it works with another account, you can follow the steps in this Spotify Answer next.


Looking forward to your reply. Enjoy a great day! 


I asked a few people to try it on their own accounts first and they all have the exact same issue. I suppose it's not a very noticeable thing because few albums have that many tracks in the first place, and you might not dump them all into one playlist very often.

Status changed to: Under investigation

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Country = USA
Device = Windows 10 Pro, 20H2
Spotify Version =

= Current web player version (unknown)


I'd also like to clarify that this only happens when I navigate to the album and click "add to playlist" at the top - both with a new playlist and an existing playlist that already has tracks in it. Manually dragging it over works fine with any amount of tracks, as does selecting all the tracks and clicking add to playlist from there.


I'm in Germany but I also checked with a friend in the UK.


Also seeing this on macos version in the UK.

If I try to make a playlist from an album, I only get the first 50 songs. If I then go back to the album, I can select the remaining tracks and add them to the playlist. So it's not the end of the world, just weird. 


Hey folks, 


Thanks for your patience while we're looking into this issue. 


We can confirm that there is a limit of 50 tracks when right clicking on the album to add it to a playlist. The right folks are still working on a fix. 


In the meantime, a workaround for the desktop app is to select all the tracks (Ctrl+A) and add those to the playlist.