How to Delete Recently Played on Spotify 2024

Like most websites and applications, Spotify keeps track of your activity while using the service and gathers your most recently listened-to songs into a single section.

If you don’t want someone else to use your account and see the music you listen to, or if you simply want to reorganize your Spotify account, you might need to clear your recently played list.

It’s important to note that only users who haven’t accepted the most recent update have the option to remove specific songs and podcasts from the Recently Played section of their account.

You still have the choice to use your settings to remove Recently Played music and artists from your Spotify profile.

Here’s how to delete recently played on Spotify.

How to Delete Recently Played on Spotify

You still have the option to remove specific songs and podcasts from your Recently Played list if you haven’t acceded to the most recent update on Spotify.

This is how:

  • Open up Spotify on your Mac or PC.
  • Click See All next to the section labelled Recently Played after scrobbling down to it.
  • From your recently played history, find the song, album, playlist, or podcast you want to remove.
  • Place your cursor over the desired media’s cover, then either right-click or select “3 dots” from the menu that appears.
  • Decide to remove a song from recently played.

How to Hide Your Recently Played List From Your Spotify Profile

  • Launch Spotify and log in.
  • Click the profile icon in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  • Select Settings.
  • Scroll down to Social and turn off the option to share your Spotify listening activity.

How to View and Delete Your Spotify Listening History

If you discover a catchy song that appeals to you, Spotify advises liking it so you can listen to it again later. 

But what if you were so absorbed in the moment, in every beat of that song, that you completely forgot about the heart button?

Thankfully, there are other ways to remember songs you first heard on Spotify besides adding a heart. 

All you have to do to like a song is, go to your Spotify listening history, look at your recent plays, and find that specific song.

Here’s how to view your Spotify listening history on a desktop computer or mobile device.

How to View Your Spotify Music History via the Mobile App

Your mobile device can display a list of the songs you’ve recently listened to (iOS and Android). 

This method only requires two easy steps.

The clock icon is next to the settings icon; select it.

A list of the songs you’ve recently listened to will now appear. View the music you’ve recently been listening to by scrolling down.

You must request Spotify to give you access to all of your Spotify data if you want a more thorough list of the songs you’ve played. 

You can use a browser app to sign into your Spotify account. Below is a detailed step-by-step tutorial.

How to Request and Download Your Complete Listening History

Here’s how to request your mobile device’s Spotify listening history.

  • On your mobile device, launch the Safari or Chrome web browser app.
  • Type “Spotify account” into the search bar and click “go” or go directly to this URL:
  • Enter your username or email address and password, and click the login button on the Spotify login page.
  • From the drop-down menu, choose “Account overview.”
  • On the “Account Overview” page, tap the arrow button at the top of your screen.
  • From the drop-down menu, choose “Privacy Settings.”
  • To access the section labelled “Download your data,” scroll down.
  • Click the “Request” button.
  • Go to your mail app.
  • Open the email you just received from Spotify and click “Confirm.”

Now, Spotify will direct you to a website where it will let you know that your data will arrive in 30 days. 

In practice, you’ll probably have your data sooner. 

Regularly check your inbox for emails. You will eventually get an email with a link to your data.

How to Create a Playlist on Spotify

Playlists are private or open music collections made up entirely of songs you or others have carefully chosen. 

They can be downloaded and come in handy when travelling without internet access because you can customize their names and cover images. 

Here’s how to create a Spotify playlist.

How to Make a Playlist on Spotify via the Mobile App

Tap the Your Library button in the toolbar at the bottom of the open Spotify mobile app.

Press the + button at the top of Your Library to start a new playlist. 

Enter your preferred playlist name when prompted on the following screen, then click Create.

You can make it collaborative by selecting the Make Collaborative button—which resembles a head and shoulders with a plus sign on top—after creating your playlist. 

You can also add songs by selecting the add songs button.

How to Make a Playlist on Spotify via the Web 

You only need to click the Create Playlist button on the left side of the interface to create a playlist on the desktop app or web player. 

This will instantly create a playlist with the title My Playlist and a number. 

By selecting Edit details from the context menu when you right-click the playlist on the interface’s left side or by simply clicking the playlist name when it is fully open, you can easily change the playlist’s name.

The empty playlist has a search bar with the words. Let’s find something for your playlist above it. 

You can manually search for songs using the Search bar, which you can access by clicking Search on the left side of the interface, or you can use this field to find the songs you’d like to add to the playlist.

It is important to note that at the moment, Spotify doesn’t let users see who listens to their playlists. However, you can view the number of users who like or follow your playlist.

You can also have up to 10,000 playlists on Spotify.

How to Delete a Playlist on Spotify

Due to its seemingly endless selection of custom playlists, which you can follow, download, and even share with a QR code, Spotify has developed into one of the world’s most widely used streaming services.

With so many playlists to choose from, it’s simple to end up with a Spotify library that is incredibly crowded. Because of this, Spotify makes it easy to delete any playlist.

Just remember that deleting a subscribed-to playlist will only remove it from your Library; subscribers will still have access to it. 

The songs can all be deleted if you want to get rid of them completely.

Here is all the information you require to delete a playlist on Spotify from a desktop computer or a mobile device.

How to Delete a Spotify Playlist via Desktop

Open Spotify on your laptop or computer.

Select the playlist you want to delete in the left sidebar.

Click the three dots next to the playlist’s title to access the settings menu.

Select “Delete.” Select it once more to make sure.

How to Delete a Spotify Playlist via Mobile

Navigate to the “Library” tab in Spotify.

Open the playlist and click the three dots to access the settings menu. 

On an iPhone, these dots will show up beneath the playlist title. 

On an Android device, the top-right corner will contain them.

To confirm, tap “Delete” once more.

If I Delete My Playlist, Will the People I Shared It With Still See It?

On Spotify’s server, all shared playlists are stored. 

That implies that other followers can still access the playlist even if you delete them from your Library.

You must manually remove every track from a playlist if you don’t want your followers to be able to access it.

This is how you do it:

1. Select the shared playlist in your library after navigating there.

2. Press “Shift” to select every track.

3. Right-click to reveal a drop-down menu.

4. Choose “Delete” from the list of available options.

5. After all the music has been deleted, rename the playlist to “-” to turn it into a divider.

Can I Recover a Deleted Spotify Playlist?

Don’t worry if you accidentally delete a Spotify playlist and then regret it; Spotify has an “undo” button that lets you recover a deleted playlist.

The steps to recover a deleted playlist are listed below.

1. Log in to your Spotify account page in a web browser if you haven’t already.

2. Select “Recover playlists” in the navigation pane on the left.

3. Choose “Restore” after finding the playlist you want to recover.

The playlist ought to show up in your Spotify account shortly after that. Try closing and reopening the Spotify app if that doesn’t work.

Remember that deleting your account will prevent you from retrieving your playlists.

Making a new playlist will cause the restored playlist to reappear in your Library if the playlists haven’t done so after a few minutes.


There we go! We hope this article on how to delete recently played on Spotify alongside the various frequently asked questions was helpful.

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