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?

oyzzyfe5ltsjswq
Casual Listener
I'm already gone ... returned to Deezer !!!

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

yr1
Casual Listener

My main issue with the shortcuts is that there is no way to remove a fake artist masquerading as another. He stole their name, has only about 700 page views, and yet there he is at the top of my shortcuts.

 

Instead of working to correct this annoying "feature" you guys clap back instead? That's petty.

 

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

CarlosE
Moderator
Moderator

Hey there @yr1,

 

Thanks for reaching out.

 

We just want to clarify that if your password was reset, it was to protect your account as mentioned on the email you received, and it has nothing to do with this thread or the issue with Shortcuts.

 

The security of your account is our top priority and those measures are taken to keep it secure.

 

We hope this clears things up.

 

Cheers.

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

Geodactyl
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Could be as simple as placing an item in the context menu (three dots, screen shot below). "Dismiss," or "Not interested," etc, you can make up a better one.

From the thread that they direct you to, (distract you, make you feel like they're doing something) it also says, "this isn't something we have any immediate plans to implement." 

My real guess is that they're promoting artists they pay EVEN LESS royalty to. Even by the tenths of a cent they give, it's a fractional gain. They're doing what's in their interest. 

Give Ivan props for trying, explaining a little.

 

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Typecast
Casual Listener

"relevant content recommendations to you. "

 

This is the whole problem in a nutshell, STOP butting yourselves into MY user-experience. I DON'T WANT YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS EVERYWHERE. Do it in your own playlists, fine, do it in the Made for you tab, fine, Browse tab, fine, Radio tab, fine, but none customizable shortcuts right smack in the homepage??? ARE YOU KIDDING ME. At least make it customizable. You have NEVER once managed to recommended anything that even remotely interest me.

 

In my case i have a podcasts in the shortcuts that I RARELY listen too yet now its always the first thing to see. Your user-experience is getting WORSE by the day.

 

I am so fed up with this... its infuriating.

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Bundy169
Regular

It’s **bleep**ing pathetic. There’s nothing more to say. 

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Typecast
Casual Listener

THIS!!! I can't even use spotify to play music with other people present! I don't want them to know my personal podcasts. Goes for in the Car as well since I have Carplay.. the first thing my passenger sees is an podcast about mental help. They don't need to know this.

 

How can you people not understand that this is NOT OK on so many levels??

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mikeydeeez
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How about instead of making the users do the work for you, you bring attention to this thread. Tell the people above you, there is a common problem occuring throughout the community and it's causing them to leave Spotify. Also tell them it's an easy fix, (oh wait, it isn't easy coz money is involved) all you have to do is simply edit the shortcuts feature so WE can customize OUR shortcuts. Not your shortcuts, the people who pay to be on our front-page. **bleep** off by telling us to do more. We have done enough, the ball is in your courts **bleep**ing idiots

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MRNL
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Hallelujah! Thank you, it is infuriating. And Spotify support has the audacity to refer people in this post to a another community post about homescreen customization with nearly 1900 votes. Which they have labelled ‘not right now’. Please add your votes there if you have not already done so.

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/All-Platforms-Customize-Start-Screen/idi-p/4528183

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

Typecast
Casual Listener

I did not even see that they put this on "not right now". Thats it for me, I am making the switch to a different platform. I have a paying customer for years and years, everything they implement that has anything to do with recommendations has been horrible.  I just can't deal with it anymore. I am GONE!

 

The one thing that always held me back are my own playlists.. But a quick google search tells me there are programs to help you transfer everything over.

 

Problem solved. Just canceled my premium.

 

BYE!

Edit: Look what they show you when you cancel your premium account. The irony.

@SpotrifyCares, maybe you should have cared a bit more.
Cry me a river.Cry me a river.

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