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Here's how to save every new song from Spotify's best feature
Discover Weekly has more than 40 million people using it every week, and for good reason.

EVER SINCE IT launched back in June, Discover Weekly has been one of Spotify’s most popular features.

The feature now has more than 40 million people using it - the service has 100 million total users – and more than five billion tracks have been streamed through it.

For those unfamiliar with it, Discover Weekly serves up a personalised playlist featuring 30 new tracks every Monday, but instead of just throwing up the same tracks and artists you listen to regularly, it picks out new songs based on your listening habits.

While it’s a popular feature, each playlist is replaced with a new one every week, so what if you want to save those playlists for later.

You could just like all the songs on it but it’s unlikely you’re going to take out your phone each time and save them (plus saving all of them to your songs list is going to create a long songs list).

00-desktop Spotify Discover Weekly serves up a personalised playlist for all its users every Monday. Spotify

There are two things. The easiest way is to set up an automated service which saves all the songs onto a playlist. You can do this by setting up an account on the automated service IFTTT, which has a option to do exactly this.

You have to sign up for it and you’ll have to connect your Spotify account during the setup process – it’s better to do this on desktop than on your phone – but once it’s done, the next time you get a new Discover Weekly playlist on Monday, it will add all 30 songs to a personal playlist.

The recipe which completes this task can be found here.


The other method you could use is through the desktop app. If you have it installed, you can check the song history on it by clicking on the song queue and going into history. It will show you all the songs you’ve played across all devices (including private songs). It’s easier to create a playlist on desktop than on your phone so this has its uses.

A word of warning. If you’re only installing it now, the history section will be blank. Otherwise, you’ll have to rely on your memory to dig out that track you forgot to save last week.

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