Spotify Recently Played: How to View & Delete

Posted by Adam Gorden on Dec. 24, 2020 4: 20 PM.

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On a cozy Sunday afternoon, you're just lying under the sun and shuffling a random playlist on Spotify. Then you hear a song that's mesmerizing, but it suddenly ends and jumps to the next one. How can you find the song name?

That's when the Spotify Recently Played feature comes in handy. You can view each song you've played recently and find the name of the song instead of struggling to search the lyrics or mumbling the melody of the song on Shazam.

In the following parts, you'll learn how to find recently played songs on Spotify and how to delete recently played on Spotify.

Part 1. How to Find Recently Played Songs on Spotify
Part 2. How to Delete Recently Played on Spotify
Part 3. How to Download Spotify Recently Played Songs

How to Find Recently Played Songs on Spotify

It's easy to find the Recently Played section on Spotify, now I'm going to show you how to get in on desktop and on your phone.

On the desktop:

1. Open Spotify on your computer.

2. On the left menu, you'll see Recently Played under YOUR LIBRARY.

3. Click on Recently Played, then you'll be able to see what you've been streaming recently.

On the phone:

1. Open Spotify on your phone.

2. Tap Home.

3. In the middle of the Home page, you'll see the Recently Played section. There you can view your recently played songs and artists. If you want to see more, swipe left then you can view more songs you've played.

How to See Spotify History?

You can get Spotify Recently Played quite easily, but a huge downside of it is that you can only view the artists or the albums that include the songs you've played rather than the name of the songs.

To view the exact song name you've recently played, here's how:

1. Open Spotify on your computer.

2. Click the Queue button at the bottom of the Spotify screen.

3. Click HISTORY under the Play Queue, and you'll see up to 50 songs you've recently played.

spotify history

Can I view my Spotify History on the mobile app?

Unfortunately, currently mobile users can not view their Spotify history, although Spotify's been testing this feature on iPhone. Now you can only view your Spotify history on the desktop app.

How to Delete Recently Played on Spotify

If you're sharing a Spotify account with others, you might not want them to see what you've recently played. Or there're some other reasons that you don't want to show your recently played on Spotify, so how can you delete it? In this part, you'll learn how to delete what you've recently played on Spotify on your desktop:

1. Open Spotify on your computer.

2. Click Recently Played on the left bar of the Spotify screen.

3. Right-click on the album or artist you want to delete, then click Remove from Recently Played.

How to Fix Spotify Recently Played Artists Not Updating

Some Spotify users reported that their Recently Played will not update and gets stuck in the same artists and albums. Here're some fixes:

1. Clear Spotify cache.

2. Reinstall the Spotify app.

3. Check out your internet connection.

Since this is still an on-going issue, you'll have to wait for the Spotify team to fix this glitch if you still can fix it after trying these solutions above.

How to Download Spotify Recently Played Songs

Since the Spotify Recently Played list will constantly get updated with the more songs you play on Spotify, you'll have to download them if you don't want to lose these songs.

With ViWizard Spotify Music Converter, you can directly download all your Spotify Recently Played songs to your computer without Premium. Then you can save these songs to your computer and keep them forever. These songs can be play anywhere else without the Spotify app.

ViWizard Spotify Music Converter

ViWizard Spotify Music Converter is designed to convert Spotify audio files into 6 different formats such as MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV and FLAC. Almost 100% of the original song quality will be kept after converting process. With 5X faster speed, it only takes few seconds to download each song from Spotify.

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ViWizard Spotify Music Converter Key Features

  • Convert and download Spotify songs to MP3 and other formats
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  • Download Spotify Recently Played songs
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1Launch ViWizard and Import Songs from Spotify

add spotify tracks to ViWizard

Open ViWizard software and the Spotify will be launched simultaneously. Then drag and drop tracks from Spotify into the ViWizard interface.

2 Set Up Output Parameters

set output format

After adding music tracks from Spotify to ViWizard, you can choose the output audio format. There're six options including MP3, M4A, M4B, AAC, WAV and FLAC. And then you can adjust the audio quality by selecting the output channel, bit rate, and sample rate.

3 Start the Conversion

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Once all the setting is finished, click the "Convert" button to start loading Spotify music tracks. After the conversion, all the files will be saved to your specified folder. You could browse all the converted songs by clicking "Converted" and navigate to the output folder.

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