Spotify updated its interface a week ago, and users are upset. A new update has reorganized the mobile app’s button layout, pushing the “Repeat” and “Go to queue” buttons into a submenu and making sharing a priority instead.
Previously, the repeat and play line were effectively accessible on a song’s now playing page, however at this point, in the event that you need to get to those buttons, you must plunge into the three-dot menu in the upper right-hand corner. What you will discover up front and center is a share option that appears both on the song’s presently playing screen and furthermore in the submenu.
A few Reddit threads are populated with irked users who view the changes as an annoyance, with complaints like: “Why on earth would they move the repeat button and hide it behind a menu? Move the heart button. Practically anything else. Play. Pause. Stop. Repeat. Shuffle. These are the key functions for a music player.”
Making a few inquiries to The Verge, it appeared that few of us regularly used Spotify’s repeat button in the first place, so most weren’t miffed by the design changes. A few responses included “Only cops use the repeat button” and “I simply continue pressing the back button when I have to listen to ‘thank u next’ a million times.”
I found one staunch supporter of the repeat button:
TC: “Spotify update inexplicably hid the repeat button in an ellipsis menu. Love automatic software downgrades.”
At the point when asked to defend his position, T.C. replied with, “Sometimes you want to listen to ‘Night Shift’ by Lucy Dacus 20 times in a row.”
The Verge contacted Spotify about the changes and a company representative stated, “We are continually testing new products and features, nothing to share right now.”