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This article was published on November 16, 2016

Never lose your Discover Weekly playlist again with this IFTTT Applet

Never lose your Discover Weekly playlist again with this IFTTT Applet
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Spotify knows me well. I’ve been using it for almost six years. It’s gotten to learn my tastes and preferences. Every week it shows me music it thinks I might like through the Discover Weekly playlist. And it’s usually spot on.

My biggest complaint is that after a week it’s gone, replaced with a fresh new collection of music.

If there was a track I liked, I would’ve had to favorite it, make a note of what it’s called, or add it to another playlist. Otherwise, it’d be gone.

Thankfully, there’s now an IFTTT applet that makes an automatic backup of everything that’s in it. Whenever the Discover Weekly playlist is generated, it instantly adds every song to another playlist called Discover Weekly Archive.

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To set it up, you’ve got to give IFTTT access to your Spotify account and point it in the direction of your Discover Weekly playlist. The applet does the rest of the heavy lifting.