Find friends on Spotify and follow them

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Spotify allows you to find and follow Facebook friends if you have linked your accounts. When you follow friends on Spotify, as long as they haven’t entered a private session yet, a live feed of what they’re listening to will appear on the right side of the Spotify desktop UI. Knowing how to find and follow friends on Spotify is all part of the experience, because listening alone is much less fun than listening together.

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Open the mobile app to find friends on Spotify on Android or iOS. Of the House screen, select the gear icon to open Settings. Select View profile. Access more options by pressing on Android or ᐧᐧᐧ on iOS. Select Find friends. From here, if you’ve already connected your Facebook account to Spotify, you should see a list of friends who also use Spotify. You can tap the add friend button next to a specific person or press FOLLOW EVERYTHING to follow all the people in the list.

To find friends in the Spotify desktop app, click the Add friends button in the Friend activity bar on the right side of the interface. If you’ve connected Facebook to Spotify, a list of friends who also use Spotify will appear. Click on the add friend button next to everyone to follow that Facebook friend.

Find and follow friends on Spotify (Android and iOS)

Finding your Facebook friends on Spotify for Android and iOS takes a little longer than on the desktop app. However, it is still very possible.

The first thing to do is open the Spotify mobile app on your phone. Of the House screen, select the gear icon in the top right corner to open Settings.

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In Settings, press the button that says View profile.

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On the next screen, view additional options by pressing on Android or ᐧᐧᐧ on iOS.

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From here, if you’ve already connected your Facebook account to Spotify, you should see a list of friends who also use Spotify. You can tap the add friend button next to a specific person or press FOLLOW EVERYTHING to follow all the people in the list.

Find and follow friends on Spotify (desktop)

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To find your Facebook friends in the Spotify desktop app:

  • Open the Spotify desktop app. This will not work on the Spotify web player.
  • Click Add friends, a button found in the Friend activity bar on the right side of the interface.
  • If you’ve connected Facebook to Spotify, a list of friends who also use Spotify will appear. Click on the add friend button next to everyone to follow that Facebook friend.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I find friends on Spotify without Facebook?

Yes, but you do need to know their Spotify username. If you know your friend’s Spotify username, you can type spotify:user:theirusername in the search field on the desktop or mobile app. This will display their user profile and allow you to follow them that way.

How do I find friends on Spotify if I don’t know their username?

Ask your friend to send you a link to one of their playlists. When you open it, their username will be displayed below the playlist title. Click on their username to go to their user profile where you can follow them.

Why can’t I find my friends’ playlists on Spotify?

If you can’t see a playlist created by your friend, please contact them! They may have made that playlist private or hidden from you. If you want to collaborate on a playlist they started, you can ask them to collaborate on the playlist.

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