I can't even begin to understand why this minute feature would be removed in an update.... The cynic in me wants to think it's a bit of dark design to reorient listeners towards to premade playlists, more singles, or listening to algorithm suggestions. It doesn't have to be something like this to be super annoying though😡
I found out that you can still add whole albums to your playlists but you have to favorite them first and it is annoying the **bleep** out of me because I personally add all content from my favorite artists
Yup. Same here. I'm trying out Tidal after the removal of the widget but am hovering to cancel lull due to my playlist build up. Limiting liked albums was an odd choice and now the workaround for that, adding an album to playlist, is now gone. I have numerous playlists that have full albums: New releases that interest me over the year, albums that passed me by, favourite artist's playlists etc. This sort of nonsense is just unprofessional and, worse, it is coming at a time when other streaming apps are *adding* features: Amazon introduction of 'HD' sound, Tidal's gorgeous full page widget.
I genuinely don't understand Spotify at the moment. Once I have the time I'm hoping to transfer my playlists and leave completely - I shall miss 'New Releases', and 'Discover Weekly' but they're getting basic functionality wrong while falling behind in most all else - from visual design, audio quality, options, a bug that devours Android memory, widgets, ease of use and more - but playlist generation and that isn't enough.
This is really frustrating. I've been with Spotify a long time and they keep removing the features I use most. First the starred function, then autofilling a new playlist name with artist and album, and now the ability to add an album as a playlist altogether. I may consider alternatives now if they don't fix this quickly.
Have you noticed that no one from Spotify actually checks these pages. We can call out Spotify for their pointless limitations; their removal of QOL functions; the fact that their app has major lag on modern androids. But we'll see no response. They have removed themselves from liability and the responsibility of maintaining and improving on their platform.
I contacted the support on Twitter once about the album restrictions, and only received "we'll pass it on to the right people". Words are wind, I want to see change for the better.