Hey folks, Spotify here!
Just a quick post to let you know we’re in the process of removing Touch Preview, the feature on the iOS app that gives you a sneak peek of a playlist, song, album, or artist before you hit play.
We’ve taken this decision as it currently has a very low engagement rate. We’re committed to offering the best experience on each platform, and we’re actively looking into new possibilities for the long press feature.
The change will take effect with app version 8.4.15, which goes live in the App Store today.
We’d love to hear your thoughts on what long press feature you’d like to see added. Thanks in advance for sharing your feedback!
If you would like to see Touch Preview come back, you can add your vote to this idea:
What junk this has become! At first I was happy because I had the new version but it still was working, but now it stopped working and I can't preview songs anymore! If Spotify is going to keep taking away features then I am going to take away my away my business and switch to something else!
How will non premium users sample or find new songs they will have no idea what they are adding to their playlist because they dont have the option to play it on demand or even hear part of the song. Even as a preium user I find it extremely inconvenient to have to play a song from the beginning every time I want to just get a feel for a new song. This will be especially inconvenient when browsing an entire album or playlist. Also Iliked how I could listen to part of a song and it would not disrupt the music I was listening to before i sampled the song. As a user that has been with spotify for several years I am very dissappointed and I hope a similar feature will be put in its place if it is not brought back.
Why remove this awesome feature?!? I use it nearly every day to quickly discover new artists and genres.
If it's low engagement rates you are worried about, actively promote the feature! Show a popup every now and then or something.
Vote my submitted idea to restore the feature, you can do it here https://community.spotify.com/t5/Idea-Submissions/iOS-Discover-Restore-Touch-Preview-on-iOS-App/idi-...
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