What Is “Recently Played Section” in Spotify, and How Should You Clear It?

Spotify is a music streaming service that has taken the world by storm. It enables users to listen to their favorite songs and artists for free, or they can upgrade to a premium account to acquire access to additional features. More than 130 million of these monthly users pay for Spotify Premium.

One of the most famous features of Spotify is the “Recently Played” section. This section contains a list of all the songs and artists played on your account recently. If you have a lot of songs in the Recently Played section, it can be challenging to find the song or artist you’re looking for. This blog post will show you how to clear your most recent Spotify songs.

What Is The Recently Played Section On Spotify?

The Recently Played section is a part of the Spotify application where users can view and manage a history of the songs they have listened to. The section can be found in the menu on the left side of the screen, under the Your Library tab.

Steps To Clear The Songs List

Here are the steps you need to follow to clear your most recent Spotify songs:

First, open the Spotify application on your device.

Next, click on the Your Library tab located in the menu on the left side of the screen.

Under Your Library, you will see a list of options. Click on History.

On the History page, you will see a list of all the songs you have played recently. To clear this, click on the Clear Play History button at the top of the page.

A warning message pops up to confirm if you are sure you want to do this. Click on the Clear button to confirm. You have now successfully cleared your Recently Played list on Spotify.

Additional Tips To Prevent Songs From Showing Up In Your Recently Played

If you don’t want a song to show up in your Recently Played list, you can add it to your Spotify Radio. Go to the song’s page and click on the three dots next to the play button. A menu will appear with the option to Add To Your Radio. The song will be added to your Radio and won’t appear in Recently Played.

If you want to get rid of a song or album from your Recently Played list that’s already been played, you can remove it by hovering over the play button to its right and then clicking the X that appears. Doing this won’t delete the song from Spotify but will only remove it from your Recently Played list.

If you want to prevent songs from being added to your Recently Played list in the future, you can do so by disabling the History feature. Go to Your Library > History and toggle the switch off to do this. Keep in mind that if you disable History, it will also prevent your progress on songs from being saved.


Whether you’re trying to get rid of some embarrassing songs or just want a clean slate, clearing your Recently Played is quick and easy with these tips.

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