How to Add Friends on Spotify?

Unlike the majority of music streaming apps today, Spotify offers you many social features. Besides the trivial song-sharing option, you can now add Spotify friends, see what they’re listening to, and carry along. So, don’t wait up too long if you don’t know how to add Spotify friends already!

You can find your Facebook friends but that’s not all! We’ll cover how you can find friends on Spotify without Facebook integration. Now, it isn’t all rocket science, so bear with us to the end. It’s fairly simple, easy to do, and much entertaining to have friends onboard!

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How to Enable the Friends Activity Panel on Spotify?

Friends Activity Panel on Spotify
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Before we dive into how to search for people on Spotify, let’s enable your “Friends Activity” panel. Spotify features an amazing tab in its desktop app where you can eye down your friends’ playlist, listening habits, and more.

If you don’t see the panel opened by default, it might be disabled in the settings and you have to enable it. Or, it might be that the app Window size is less than 1190 pixels. If it’s the latter, expanding the app window will make the panel appear.

But if it doesn’t, try the following steps to activate the Friends Activity tab:

  • Click on your account name at the top of the Spotify window or click on the arrow pointing down next to it.
  • From the expanded drop-down menu, select Settings.
  • From the four “Display Options” settings visible, enable the box next to “Show Friends Activity

How to Find and Add Facebook Friends on Spotify?

Connecting your Facebook account to Spotify is the easiest way of importing your friends’ list. If you have registered for Spotify using your Facebook account, you may already have access to your friends’ activities.

However, if you did not register for Spotify using your Facebook account, you can try the following steps to link it to it right away!

  • Click on your account name at the top of the Spotify window or click on the arrow pointing down next to it.
  • Select settings from the new list.
  • Scroll down until you the “Facebook” section, click on the blue “Connect To Facebook” icon.
  • Type in your correct email and password in the pop-up window that appeared.
  • Spotify will ask for generic permissions to your Facebook account, check the ones you want to keep, and click OK.

Once your Facebook account is linked to your Spotify account, you can now add friends easily. Users from your friend list will automatically appear in your Friends Activity Panel. But if they don’t click on “Find Friends” in the Friends Activity tab and you will see a list of your Facebook peers.

Follow as many Spotify accounts and friends as you can to keep enjoying a varying taste of music on your timeline!

How to Find Friends Without Facebook?

As fun as it is to listen to your friends’ music your Facebook friends, it is not always doable. Either because you do not want to link your Facebook account to your Spotify account or you want to add friends that aren’t using Spotify through Facebook.

There are a couple of ways to go about it. The rookie way is to put your friend’s name in the search bar on Spotify and scan through for a similar face. But if your friend’s name isn’t unique, you could be looking at dozens of profiles with the same name. And that too if your friends are using Spotify under the same name. So, as helpful as it may have sounded, it is almost useless if your friend has a common name.

The other more reliable way of adding friends without Facebook by searching for their profile I’d. Now, before you get confused about finding it, here’s how to find and share profile I’d on Spotify:

  • Select the user from the top of the screen and click on Profile.
  • Click on the three-dots icon under the profile picture.
  • Select “Copy Profile Link” after clicking “Share”.
  • Send the copied profile link to a friend through text message or email.

How to Remove Friends on Spotify?

Adding many friends allows you to diversify your listening habits on Spotify, but not always. Some followed friends may not follow a similar music taste or may have abandoned their Spotify account. And which is why you’ve got to remove such accounts to open up your Friends Activity panel to the music you’d like to hear.

Removing or unfollowing friends is fairly simple. And you don’t need to delete your Spotify account for that either.

To remove a friend from Spotify:

  • Find the friend you want to remove from either the search option or the Spotify friends list and open their profile.
  • Under their profile picture, click the button highlighted as “Following.”

You will now see the icon change to “Follow” and voila! You’ve successfully unfriended your friend on Spotify!

Mohammad Ibrahim
Ibrahim is a passionate writer and tech-savvy. His craving for the latest tech releases and news, combined with a charm to put sentences together, strives for more than just viewer engagement.

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