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[Playlists] major issue with the new/updated collaborative playlist feature.

[Playlists] major issue with the new/updated collaborative playlist feature.

isabelxching

more of a bug/feedback than a new idea

 

in the latest version of spotify, collaborative playlists can only have songs added via a invitation link (invite collaborators). 

 

this is fine with me (although i personally think users should be given an option on whether they want it to be either RESTRICTED/link only, or available to ANYONE ON SPOTIFY to add/remove songs).

 

however, now whenever i private a collaborative playlist then make it public again, all my collaborators are removed. the 'added by' section completely disappears/resets. it looks as though all the songs were added by only me. this is incredibly stupid and frustrating because my friends and i no longer know who added which song.

 

 

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Kiril

Hey @isabelxching,

Thanks for posting in the Community! We've moved your post to a relevant Help Board where it fits better.

This sounds indeed as an odd behavior, but we were not able to replicate the same situation on our end. No collaborators got removed when we tested converting the status of a playlist with collaborators to private and then back to public. Is this still the case for you? If yes please send us a short video recording of the situation, so we can better replicate it and give you more accurate advice.

The situation you're describing about missing info in "Added by" section is to be expected and it occurs when a collaborator himself has left (or was removed by owner) from a playlist on which both were collaborating on previously. Then as you mentioned the 'Added by' field clears out and just shows how long ago a tune was added, but not the username of the collaborator.     

 

For more info on Playlist privacy options and the features of Collaborative playlists, please visit the links included.

 

Hope you find this useful. Keep us posted if you have any further questions.

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MitchellKivits

The links don’t work when shared to WhatsApp.  There needs to be a space before https. See below part of the link. 

Let’s make a playlist together, join and edit: SubWooferhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/3YSIt8KzE5qYD0PW…

danicajenner

Hey,

 

  1. There's an idea going to bring back the regular collaborative playlist feature so users have options! Vote below if it's of interest - a lot of us aren't a fan of the new collaborative process...

 

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/Desktop-Playlists-Have-both-quot-make-collaborative-quot... 

Alex

Hey there @MitchellKivits,


Thanks for the post.

 

I just tried this and sharing a Collab invite in WhatsApp works fine on my end on Android.

 

Can you let me know if you click the direct WhatsApp share icon or you're copying the link?

 

Keep me posted.

 

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MitchellKivits

@alex on iOS go to Spotify app click add collaborative then share via WhatsApp to my wife and click direct on WhatsApp share icon.  I see this: 

Let’s make a playlist together, join and edit: SubWooferhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/3YSIt8KzE5qYD0PWA9QnfX?si=jTBLhnJpTHm9TqXAFSs5pA&pt=dd3975a6309e28eca4793ddbf89dfad2

 

you can see the missing space before https. Hopefully that’s what you mean. 

Kiril

Hey @MitchellKivits,

Thanks for your reply here. 

We're going to report this situation to the right folks to look deeper into it. For this purpose, could you please share with us your exact Spotify version number, as well your iPhone model and the iOS version you have on. Also a screenshot of the generated link will be of great help.

Keep us posted, we'll be on the lookout for your reply.

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MitchellKivits

@Kiril iPhone XR, ios 15.5

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Yordan

Hi @MitchellKivits,

 

Thanks for these screenshots!

 

Just wanted to say that this has been reported to our tech folks, who are looking into it. As soon as there are any updates, rest assured we'll keep you posted here.

 

Cheers!

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OscarDC

Hey folks,

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

As mentioned before, the relevant team is currently investigating this, but we're unable to provide a specific timeline to be fixed. We'd recommend keeping your app up to date so that you don't miss out on any developments. 

If you're still experiencing this issue in the coming weeks after updating the app, let us know the exact app version you're currently running to keep investigating.

We'll be on the lookout. 

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