Google Music adds trash page, lets you undelete music files

June 26, 2012
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I don’t care how many Apple/iTunes fans are going to respond to this article with hate-comments, but I find Google Music to be a much more useful service than iTunes. The idea of having your entire library on the cloud so you can listen to the music you like on virtually any device with an Internet connection is about as close as it gets to a perfect concept. Granted, carrier data caps and areas with spotty cellular service aren’t exactly factors that aid the adoption of Google Music, but that doesn’t make Google’s service any less interesting or useful.

Now that iSheep have enough of a reason to pick on every single word and comma in this article, let’s turn to the actual news that I’m here to report: Google Music has recently included a trash page where you can find all the songs you’ve deleted. To access the trash page, go to Options->Music Trash and you’ll find a list of all the songs you’ve deleted less than 28 days ago (come on Google, why not make it round at 30?). From there, you can decide to “undelete” a file or permanently delete it.

Just in case you find the word “permanently” a bit confusing, here’s Google statement on the matter: “Once you permanently delete [a song], the content and related data (e.g., stored play counts) will be disassociated from your account. There may be some delay before our systems fully process your removal request. In addition, if this content was purchased from Google Play, the only way to retrieve it is to repurchase the content.”

Comments

  • prince

    cant imagine a reason to delete music you paid for but well.. i guess its nice to have the option?????