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Spotify playlists & folders missing when I expand folders?

so I've only noticed this today, but whenever I expand a folder on the spotify desktop app for mac, the folder expanded and everything below it (be it folders or playlists) disappears and just the black background remains. The playlists and folders above are still there though. Then, if I scroll a little up/down, everything reappears.


It's not a massive problem, the playlists are still there. It's just abnormal and a real pain when I'm so used to the way it was. Anyone else had anything similar to this or is it just my desktop app?

Hey folks,


Thank you for reporting this issue to us.


We just wanted to let you know that the right folks are looking into this.


We're not able to provide an exact timeline for a fix, but we'd recommend always keeping your Spotify app up to date to ensure you're on the latest version.


Thanks again!

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Spotify Legend

Hey folks,


Thanks for keeping us in the loop here 🙂


It sounds like the recent Desktop improvement did the trick for a lot of you which is great news!


This new redesign for the Spotify app on desktop and web is rolling out to all users globally over the coming weeks. So if you haven't yet received it, not to worry. Just make sure to follow the steps in our Status Update to see it as soon as it's available.


If you do get the new look but you're still having troubles, let us know here. 


Thank you for bearing with us this far, we'll be keeping an eye out for your replies!


Have a lovely day 🙂


Hey there @phoebebridgers


Thanks for reaching out to us about this - we'll be glad to help you out here.


Most common issues can be fixed with a quick reinstall of the app. In some situations however, a clean (more thorough) reinstall of the app might be needed. This way you can start afresh with Spotify on your Mac. 


Check out this help page in order to find the steps for clean reinstall on the affected device. 


If it doesn’t do the trick, we’ll provide you with further help. 


We'll look out for your reply. 


Will try this out thank you!



MacBook Pro 2014

macOS Catalina 10.15.4


With the new update ( when you expand/collapse folders in the sidebar, items become invisible, until you scroll, then they appear.


This is a very annoying bug.

Please fix it as soon as possible.







It happens to me exactly the same. My computer is a MacbookPro (macOS Catalina version 10.15.4), and Spotify version generates display problems when opening and closing folders. It is tremendously annoying. Please fix the problem as soon as possible.


Here you can see a small video of the problem:



No sign of fixing this annoying bug yet!
Anyone else experiencing this?

I have the same miserable bug. I'm on a Win10 PC. Reinstalling did nothing. I was hoping the next update (which came on 5/28/20) would fix it but it didn't.


I'm in and out of multiple folders a lot so this bug is extremely irritating, slowing me down to an annoying degree. It's truly disjointed and definitely has the alarm element to it when the black void appears in place of all my hard work...


I installed an old install file I've kept around for emergencies and it worked nicely. I could open and close folders smoothly again so I was in heaven....until I launched the app today, it auto-updated and the black bug is back....


Sadly, it looks like we are the only 2 in the world to be cursed with it, considering no one else has joined in. I was amazed to find your comment. You described it really well!


Have you had any success with fixing this or anything to report?


Today it has been updated to version 1.1.34 and it still fails...


This is really annoying. Horrible user experience! I don't understand how every Mac user doesn't complain about this. Please fix this!