Spotify’s recent Discover Weekly feature makes it easy to discover new music, and since it updates each week with fresh new tracks you don’t even have to lift a finger. Positive reviews abound; Spotify seems amazing at finding music you’d like but haven’t heard of yet.
Spotify's "Discover Weekly" playlist is life. It takes what I already listen to and recommends new stuff or old stuff I haven't heard
— Ms Jones If Ya Nasty (@FeministaJones) October 13, 2015
However, there’s a problem: instead of creating new playlists for you each week, Spotify updates the tracks in your Discover playlist each Monday. If you don’t get around to listening to it one week, all those old tracks will be gone. To remedy that, we turn to the all-helpful If This, Then That (IFTTT).
Using this recipe, you can back up all tracks in Discover weekly to a separate playlist. You’ll need an IFTTT account and the site will prompt you to link your Spotify credentials to activate the recipe. Then, all you have to do is choose your Discover playlist from a drop-down box, pick a name for the backup playlist, and rest easy!
Now instead of a list that’s liable to change at any time, you can move your recommended tracks around, share them with others, and discover them at your leisure. You won’t ever have to worry about losing your new music again.
It's almost Monday. And that means I'll get a new Spotify Discover Weekly Playlist. And yes, I'm pumped.
— deray mckesson (@deray) October 11, 2015
If you liked this trick, be sure to brush on up advanced tips to make your Spotify experience even better.
What’s the best music you’ve found through Discover Weekly so far? Will you back up your playlists with this method? Let us know your thoughts with a comment!
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