How to find friends on Spotify on any device

Spotify allows you to find Facebook friends and follow them if you have linked your accounts. When you follow friends on Spotify, a live feed of their activity appears on the right side of the Spotify desktop user interface. What they are listening to will show up as long as they haven’t entered a private session. Finding friends and following them is usually the first thing Facebook users do when they start using Spotify.

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THE SHORT ANSWER

To find friends on the Spotify mobile app, select Settings > View Profile. Press (Android) or  (iOS). After that, press Find friends. Connect your Facebook account to Spotify to see a list of friends who also use Spotify. You can tap the add friend button next to any specific person or press FOLLOW ALL to follow everyone in the list. 

To find friends on the Spotify desktop app, click the Add Friends button in the Friend activity bar. Connect your Facebook account to Spotify to see a list of friends who also use Spotify. Click the add friend button next to anyone to follow them.


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How to find and follow friends on Spotify (Android & iOS)

Locating Facebook friends on the Spotify app for Android and iOS takes a bit longer than it does on the desktop app. However, it is still very much possible.

Yes, but it requires you 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 make their user profile show up, and you can follow them that way.

The first thing to do is open up the Spotify mobile app on your phone. From the Home screen, select the gear-shaped icon in the top right to open Settings.

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In Settings, press the button that says View Profile.

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On the following 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 any specific person or press FOLLOW ALL to follow all people in the list. 

If you cannot see a playlist made by your friend, check with them! They may have made that playlist private or hidden from you. If you wish to collaborate on a playlist that they started, you can ask them to make the playlist collaborative.

How to find and follow friends on Spotify (desktop)

To find your Facebook friends on the Spotify desktop app, open the Spotify desktop app. This will not work on the Spotify web player.

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Make sure you have your Facebook account connected to Spotify. Once this is done, click the Add Friends button in the Friend activity bar on the right side of the interface.

If you have Facebook connected to Spotify, a list of friends who also use Spotify will appear. Click the add friend button next to anyone to follow that Facebook friend.

Ask your friend to send you a link to one of their playlists. When you open it, their username will show underneath the playlist’s title. Click on their username to be taken to their user profile, where you can follow them.

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