Delete or restore music from your library

You can delete songs and albums from your Google Play Music library using the Google Play Music web player or the Google Play Music app. You can restore music only from the web player.

Tip: If you need to remove downloaded music from your device, go to download music to listen offline.

Delete songs or albums

Using the Google Play Music app
  1. Open the Google Play Music app Google Play Music Icon.
  2. Touch the Menu icon Google Play Music Menu icon > My Library.
  3. Select the song you want to delete.
  4. Touch Menu Menu > Delete or Remove from My Library. Google Play Music subscribers will see Remove from My Library if music has been added to your library but not purchased or uploaded.
Using your computer

Delete a song or album

  1. Go to the Google Play Music web player.
  2. Select Menu Google Play Music Menu icon > My Library.
  3. Find the song or album you want to delete.
  4. Select Menu Menu > Delete or Remove from My Library. Google Play Music subscribers will see Remove from My Library if music has been added to your library but not purchased or uploaded.

Delete multiple songs

  1. Select a song.
  2. Press and hold the Ctrl (Windows) or Command (Mac) key.
  3. Select the songs you want to delete.
  4. Near the top of the screen, select the Delete icon Play Music web delete icon.

Delete a range of songs

  1. Select a song.
  2. Press and hold down the Shift key.
  3. Select the last song you want to delete.
  4. Near the top of the screen, select the Delete icon Play Music web delete icon.

Permanently delete or restore music

After you delete music, you have 28 days to restore music to your library. After 28 days, anything in your Trash folder will be permanently deleted.

  1. Using a web browser, go to the Google Play Music web player.
  2. Select Menu Google Play Music Menu icon > Trash > Menu Music 3-dots menu > Undelete or Permanently delete.

Note: If you need to restore music that's been permanently deleted, contact our support team.

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