Google’s Play Music mobile app used a not-so-intuitive gesture that would allow users to swipe to delete songs out of playlists. The point behind the gesture was to make it easy to clear out songs, but many, many users had a bone to pick with the sheer volume of accidental deletions from the gesture.
Well, it took some time, but the good news is Google is listening, and they’ve touched up that feature.
As of the latest update to the music subscription app, the swipe to delete feature is tweaked to prevent accidentally removing half your playlists. According to another Reddit thread, it looks like the feature is definitely still there but the sensitivity has been decreased, which has mostly fixed the problem. There are still a few users complaining that it’s still happening though.
Baby steps, I guess?
Either way, you should see the update on your device sooner rather than later. And if it continues to be an issue, you might want to keep an eye out for subsequent updates that further fine-tune the sensitivity until the issue is completely gone.