Spotify to lift 10,000 song cap on user libraries

The policy change will allow users to save an unlimited amount of songs and albums.

Maya Radcliffe
  • By Maya Radcliffe
  • 27 May 2020
  • min read

Spotify has announced that it is lifting its 10,000 song cap on user libraries.

This has been one of the most popular requests from users over the past six years.

The announcement came in a new community blog post from the company. The post explains: ‘Before now, it was only possible to save 10,000 items in your Spotify library. Once you hit the limit, a message said ‘Epic collection my friend. There's no more room in Your Library. To save more, you'll need to remove some songs or albums’.

It continues: ‘Avid Spotify users like me will no longer have to curate their Library, or remove songs before adding new tracks.

‘This also avoids that anxious feeling that appears when you're deciding whether to save full albums, or select single tracks in anticipation of the 'epic collection my friend' pop up.’

The feature will roll out to users in the coming weeks but there will be two caveats. Firstly, the ceiling has only been raised for your online experience, so any offline downloads you have will still be capped at 10,000. 

Secondly, the same limit will also apply to playlists, so you will need to spread your library over several lists and compilations.

Some users have reported still seeing the error message popping up, and Spotify notes that it’ll be a gradual rollout.