Spotify has officially announced a redesign of its desktop app. This should make it easier to access information about the song or podcast a user is listening to, reports The Verge.
Such actions are also aimed at giving users new ways to organize their playlists and other content. These changes are expected to be available to all desktop users worldwide.
The biggest change will affect the Your Library sidebar on the left side of the screen. Instead of a simple text list of playlists, the interface now contains colored icons. Recently played artists and albums are also displayed next to the playlists, which you can quickly return to.
The user can minimize the sidebar to see only these icons, or expand it to see the name of each track and additional information, such as when it was last played. To see only text without icons, you need to go to the settings and select the option “Use compact library layout”.
You can also filter the sidebar to see only lists of artists, albums, or playlists using the icons at the top, as well as a search field specifically in your library.
Meanwhile, on the right side of the screen, Spotify adds a Now Playing box that shows the song or podcast currently playing, along with additional information. On the right side of the interface, Spotify used to show what a user’s friends are listening to, but now it’s hidden behind the friends icon in the top right corner of the screen.
It was recently reported that Spotify is finally officially testing the playlist, which automatically downloads some of the most recently played tracks. Work on the offline mix function was reported back in 2020. However, it has not yet been launched.