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How to clear your queue on Spotify
If you’re someone who adds a lot of songs to your Spotify queue and lets everything play out, sometimes you can forget what’s up next. Often, it’s enough just to hide a Spotify song so you can move on. If you need to wipe the slate totally clean, you will want to know how to clear your Spotify queue.
Clearing your Spotify queue lets you start anew. All of the songs you have queued up will be removed, and you will be free to start adding the songs you want to listen to at that moment.
It’s worth noting that the Spotify play queue button is only available for Spotify Premium subscribers. For more details on the different subscriptions and their costs, you can check our comprehensive article on how much Spotify Premium is.
THE SHORT ANSWER
To clear your Spotify queue on both Android and iOS, simply open the current song in full-screen and tap the queue button, usually found in the bottom right corner. You'll see the Clear queue button next to the Next In Queue option inside the queue interface. Just press this button to remove all the songs from your queue.
To clear your Spotify queue on the desktop app and web player, click the queue button from the playback bar at the bottom of the interface, and then choose CLEAR QUEUE button which can be found to the right of Next in queue.
How to view your queue on Spotify
View your queue on Android and iOS queue
- Start playing a song on your Spotify app.
- Look for the queue button, which resembles three horizontal lines with a right-facing triangle in the top left.
- The queue button will be in the bottom right corner, beneath the media controls, when the current song is full-screened.
View your queue on the desktop app and web player
- Play a song on the desktop app or web player.
- Find the playback bar at the bottom of the interface, containing media controls and a volume slider.
- To the right of the media controls and near the volume slider, you’ll see the queue button.
- Click on the queue button to access your queued-up songs.
- You will be able to view all your queued songs on the screen.
For more detailed instructions, you can also refer to our article on how to view your queue on Spotify, where we break down the process step by step.
How to clear your queue on Spotify (Android and iOS)
Clearing your queue is simple on Android and iOS devices.
- Open the Spotify mobile app.
- Start playing a song if you haven’t done so already.
- Open the current song into full-screen and tap the queue button in the bottom right corner. This looks like three horizontal lines, with a right-facing triangle in the top left.
- On the next screen, tap the Clear queue button, located to the right of Next In Queue.
How to clear your queue on Spotify (desktop and web player)
Clearing your queue works the same on both the desktop app and web player.
- Open the Spotify desktop app or web player.
- Click the queue button in the playback bar at the bottom of the interface. This looks like three horizontal lines, with a right-facing triangle in the top left.
- On the next page, click the CLEAR QUEUE button, located to the right of Next in queue section.
If you just need to remove one song from your queue, you can right-click the song in the list and select Remove from queue.
The queue button will only appear if you are a Spotify Premium subscriber. The reason for this is that, if you use Spotify Free, you can only listen to music in permanent shuffle mode.
A queue is a lineup or sequence of things in order. In this case, when you add music to your queue in Spotify, it means that’s what will be coming up next. If you add multiple songs to your queue, they will play out in the order you added them.
Add the desired songs to your Spotify queue in the app. Tap or click the queue button (three horizontal lines) at the bottom right of the screen. Select Save Queue from the three dots menu next to the queue and enter a playlist name and tap Save. This will create a new playlist containing your queued songs, easily accessible from your library under Playlists.