Where did search and sorting go?

Plan

Premium

Country

 Sweden

Device

Samsung Galaxy 8

Operating System

Android

 

My Question or Issue

Today I noticed that I can no longer search or sort in my playlists. Usually I could just scroll to the top and then a bit more to access this but it's completely gone. It's currently sorted for latest added and it's impossible to sort through over a thousands songs for a specific one I want to listen to.

 

Hey all,

 

Thanks for your help!

 

We are reporting that there have been some changes in how to preform searches within a playlist. You can access the search bar by going to the three-dot menu.

 

If you have feedback or would like to see this changed, feel free to post in the Ideas Exchange.

 

Thanks for your understanding. Have a nice day.

Comments
Kat82
Newbie

Plan

Premium

Country

Australia

Device

Samsung Galaxy 8

Operating System

Android (not sure of version but I always keep my phone up to date)

 

My Question or Issue

I used to be able to scroll to the top of my playlists to the Filter to search for a song in that playlist. This function seems to have now disppeared??

 

AeroZ
Composer

Hello @Kat82!

 

Is this happening with all the playlists or a specific one(s)?

Kat82
Newbie

Hi AeroZ

 

It seems to be all of them.. I've got about 15. And its only recent as I was searching through one a few days ago.

AeroZ
Composer

Hey @Kat82!

 

Could you link me one of the playlists that you're unable to filter?

Kat82
Newbie

Sure AeroZ! 

 

https://open.spotify.com/user/kat_munro82/playlist/5iXkQg56P2QzcFVFABGgtl?si=Dy6xgeeFRbCIYY22JJdwtA

 

I keep checking on a regular basis that it wasn't just a glitch but still can't see the Filter search area at the very top.

 

charcharbeans
Newbie

I am having the same issue.  It's just no longer there.  Now you have to press the 3 circles on the top right and choose find in playlist.  I'm pretty frustrated and I'm hoping this will be remedied because I use that feature everyday.  Swiping down was so simple and convenient.  Burying the option in a menu is counterintuitive and just plain dumb.  If it isn't fixed, I will likely move on from Spotify because I'm getting tired of changes that don't add to the user experience and just make it more frustrating.

OnePlus 5  Android 8.1.0 with Oxygen 5.1.7

Spotify version 8.4.81.558

AeroZ
Composer

Hey @Kat82!

 

Are you unable to filter the playlist at all or are you able to do it from the dotted menu like @charcharbeans says?

Kat82
Newbie

Yes @AeroZ - I have the same option as @charcharbeans

 

I looked in the playlist menu yesterday before posting this issue in case there was some kind of filter there.. but I must have been looking for filter and search because I didn't notice Find in playlist.

 

Very frusturating but as long as I can search I'm a happy camper.

 

Thanks!!

AeroZ
Composer

Great @Kat82 that you got it sorted.

The different UI is part of an A/B test it seems. I still have the pull down to filter option myself. 

charcharbeans
Newbie

It's terrible, how would one get the old version back with the more sensible and user friendly pull down to filter option?  I'm pretty much ready to cancel over this.