What is "Shortcuts" and how to remove it?

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Mihail
Moderator

Hey folks,

 

Thank you for your posts and feedback.

 

The Shortcuts section you see on your Home Screens are part of ongoing efforts to improve the user experience by providing meaningful, relevant content recommendations to you. We understand that for those of you posting here, this isn't the case. Your feedback is what helps the right teams find out, that this still needs work on. 

 

As everything, this is a learning process and we're monitoring both backstage data and user feedback to improve our features.

 

In the meantime you can leave a +VOTE and Subscribe to this idea. You can also read how your feedback reach Spotify here.

 

Cheers!

Re: What is "Shortcuts" and how to remove it?

Bundy169
Regular

Hi Jeremy

I too, like many of the members here, would like the ability to adjust my "Shortcuts". Although the songs in the playlist I wish to remove are top notch and every one of them is a classic, I would appreciate the choice to hide or remove it rather than having to worry that my elderly mother catches sight of this during a family barbecue.

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Thanks for your consideration of this request. Now, get off your lazy arses and fix this incredibly simple to fix issue.

Re: What is "Shortcuts" and how to remove it?

Bundy169
Regular

It's still there Jeremy.....

 

Jeremy??? You there Jeremy???

 

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Re: What is "Shortcuts" and how to remove it?

yesboss
Regular

haha, I think Jeremy is in a predicament, he knows that the change has to be made, but the bosses need the podcast purchases to make a return on investment.

 

Jeremy, the most silent customer service guy, are you still employed?  And can you please let us edit the home page.  People are shocking their nearest and dearest, you cannot, in your heart of hearts, let this aberration continue 

Re: What is "Shortcuts" and how to remove it?

Bundy169
Regular

Ha. Yes Jeremy.**bleep**'m on my knees, man. Please! For the love of all that is holy and righteous in the world. Please! Do the right thing. I know that you think you know what is right for your users. I know that you think that you know best when it comes to making decisions for them. I know that you think that you're doing 'the great service' for the community by preventing them making the simplest decisions for themselves on what the f&%@ they want to have displayed in their own f&%@ing Shortcuts. But for crying out loud, get this fixed.

 

Jeremy? Jeremy? I'm beginning to think Jeremy might not be real? 🙂

Re: What is "Shortcuts" and how to remove it?

Bundy169
Regular
Wow. Not sure why "**bleep**." needed to be censored but hey, while you're dictating what we should do, why the **bleep** not I suppose.

Re: What is "Shortcuts" and how to remove it?

Bundy169
Regular
Hahahaha. This is frikkin' amazing. "Listen to :at: yesboss. Please." ???????

Re: What is "Shortcuts" and how to remove it?

zombieslapper
Casual Listener

I don't think they care. 

My "shortcuts" section shows a country playlist my wife listened to a few weeks ago. She now has her own spotify account and I am left with a southern girl drinking wine on my home page. I don't like that. 

 

Apple music doesn't seem so bad now.

Re: What is "Shortcuts" and how to remove it?

oyzzyfe5ltsjswq
Casual Listener

Hello,

 

Nothing have been done and something as simple as this been ask since 2018 ... I just took a premium subscription but think I will go back to my previous streaming service !!!

Re: What is "Shortcuts" and how to remove it?

Ivan
Moderator
Moderator

Hi everyone,

 

We're seeing a lot of complaints and while we can't resolve this as quickly as you'd wish us to, we still want to let you know that we're monitoring your feedback and provide you with some more insights.

 

The Shortcuts section you see on your Home Screens are part of ongoing efforts to improve the user experience by providing meaningful, relevant content recommendations to you. We understand that for those of you posting here, this isn't the case. Your feedback is what helps the right teams find out, that this still needs work on.

 

We cannot wholly disclose how our algorithms function, but to answer the question why you might be seeing something within the shortcuts that isn't relevant for you, there can be several reasons:


The app is suggesting content that others with similar music habits listened to. It's content related to radios or other suggested content that the app thinks you enjoyed.

 

As everything, this is a learning process and we're monitoring both backstage data and user feedback to improve our features.

 

That being said, we would again encourage everyone to vote for the idea we suggested. The idea section on this Community is far from something we take lightly and a main source to direct Spotify into developing certain features based on user popularity and demand. Even if new features can't be developed super fast, it does help us prioritize. The idea in particular would be a good solution for everyone, even if recommendations never become perfect.

 

We hope you understand. With best intentions,

The Community Team

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Re: What is "Shortcuts" and how to remove it?

yr1
Casual Listener

How many subscriptions do you have to lose before you remove these annoying features and give us what we want?

 

 

 

 

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