Spotify has become one of the world’s most popular streaming platforms due to its seemingly limitless selection of tailored playlists – playlists you can follow, download, and even share with a QR code.
However, with so many playlists to choose from, it’s easy to end up with an overcrowded Spotify collection. As a result, Spotify makes removing any playlist simple.
Remember that deleting a playlist that others have subscribed to will only remove it from your Library; your subscribers will still have access to it. You can also remove it completely for them by deleting all of the songs.
If you’re wondering how to delete a playlist on Spotify, here’s everything you need to know on your Android or iOS device.
What is a Playlist on Spotify?
Playlists are collections of tracks and episodes. Over 1.5 billion of them have already been created by Spotify users. A playlist allows a Spotify user to specify a subset of tracks and episodes, as well as the order in which they should be played.
Spotify music players provide users with various controls for manually working with playlists via context menus and drag-and-drop support. Playlists can be shared and followed by other users, as well as made available offline and used to seed other Spotify services such as radio.
Who is Spotify?
Spotify was founded in 2006 in Stockholm, Sweden, by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon, and launched in October 2008. With over 381 million monthly active users, it has since grown to become the world’s largest music streaming service provider. It is available in 184 countries and on a variety of devices including PC, mobile, Amazon Echo, and Roku. Aside from music, Spotify has made significant inroads into the podcast market, acquiring exclusive deals with shows such as The Joe Rogan Experience.
Why Delete a Playlist on Spotify Worth Learning?
While curating music on Spotify, you may find yourself going overboard by creating far too many playlists. Perhaps you’re doing some spring cleaning and want to move songs from one list to another? After all, we all go through different musical phases, and clearing your Spotify queue can only do so much.
How to Delete a Playlist on Spotify Using Android/iOS App
To delete a Spotify playlist on Android or iOS, follow these steps:
- Navigate to the Your Library tab and select the playlist you want to remove.
- Select the three-dot menu option.
- From the pop-up menu, select Delete playlist.
- To confirm your action, tap Delete.
Remember that users cannot delete playlists that they did not create. Tap or click the green heart icon on the playlist to remove playlists created by other users. This will remove it from the user’s library and unfollow it.