Spotify’s recommendations algorithm is the jewel in its music streaming crown and one of the main reasons why, like Rick Ashley, I’ll never give it up (even if I want to).
However, those peak mixes and playlists are great until they’re ruined by someone dropping a playlist or the need for kids to listen through your account, polluting the excellence of which is usually generated by your listening habits.
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Now the company is rolling out a new feature that’s the perfect remedy for a playlist that’s too far from your favorite listening.
Spotify users can now choose an “Exclude from your Taste Profile” option that allows you to prevent these offensive playlists from being included in your own Taste Profile, which Spotify has meticulously crafted over your years and years of listening.
Spotify says the feature is rolling out to iOS, Android, web and desktop starting today. At the moment we don’t see the option to drop the hammer, but Spotify explained how it will work in a blog post on Thursday.
- Select the playlist of your choice.
- Tap the three dots at the top of the playlist.
- Select “Exclude from your taste profile”.
- Note that if you change your mind later, the feature can easily be disabled at any time using the same process.
Spotify says it won’t completely remove the playlist from your account, if you like having access to your kids’ favorites, but you won’t see them appear in your Discover Weekly anymore.
Spotify says: “With the push of a button, Exclude from your Taste Profile allows you to prevent selected playlists from being included in your Taste Profile and reduces the impact they have on your recommendations. . It lets you tell Spotify which playlist you want to have less of an impact on your recommendations, tailoring Spotify’s personalization experience to your needs.
“When you exclude a playlist from your liking profile, you can still easily find it in your Home tab, and the “liked” songs in the playlist will also not be affected. In this sense, you will always have easy access to your Pop 4 Kids playlist, but it won’t feature heavily in your custom playlists.
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