I know skipping before 30 seconds counts as a 'thumbs down'. But I was wondering (in order to further optimise recommendations):
- Is skipping before 30 seconds the same as playing a new playlist before a song hits 30 seconds? (in both cases I am interrupting playback before 30 secs.). Sometimes I want to change playlists, without marking down a song.
- Is playing a song longer than 30 seconds the same as listening to the entire song? Or is actually finishing a song an 'extra' thumbs up?
- If I want to skip a song without marking it down, can I manually fast forward past the 30 second mark and then skip? I would effectively listen for 3 seconds, but the skip would be past the 30 seconds mark.
Streams are counted in Spotify when a song is streamed for over 30 seconds.
If you're referring to the "Made for you" playlists, keep in mind that only skipping the song before the 30 seconds doesn't mean that you don't like it or that you don't want the app to recommend you similar songs in the future.
If you don't like a song you can click on the "Hide this song" icon on the desktop app or choosing this option in your phone's app tapping on the 3 dots next to the song.
Additionally, the account recommendations are based on the listening history. However, you can improve the recommendations by liking or disliking the songs.
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