How to Add Friends in Spotify

Spotify allows you to follow your friends and share your music with them. Not only are you able to check out what type of music they like and play on repeat, but you can also keep track of what they’re listening to at this exact moment. On top of that, you can follow all your favorite artists and stay updated as well.

How to Add Friends in Spotify

In this article, we’ll show you how to add friends and favorite artists on Spotify across all platforms.  We’ll also be answering common questions you might have regarding the app.

How to Add Friends on Spotify?

Adding your friends on Spotify can be done in a few simple steps. All you need is a username, whether it’s yours or your friend’s.

Keep in mind that one’s Spotify username is usually a series of jumbled words and numbers. Your username is assigned to you the moment you open your account and can’t be changed. However, you can change your display name, which appears on your profile and is what your friends will see once they follow you.

Since it’s a random string of text, people don’t usually memorize their usernames. Here’s how to find yours:

  1. Open Spotify.
  2. Go to Settings – that’s the gear icon at the top right corner of your screen.
  3. Tap Account at the top of the Menu.
  4. Here you can see your username, along with your email address and subscription details.

Only you can see your username.  So if you want to add a friend, make sure to ask them to follow these steps, as you will need their username in order to follow them.

How to Add Friends on Spotify on a Computer?

If you prefer listening to music on your computer and you have a Spotify account, you can access it in two ways. You can either download the app or access it on the Web Player. But be careful, as you can only add friends on the desktop app. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Open Spotify.
  2. Log in if you haven’t and go to your Home page.
  3. Go to the Search bar at the top of your screen.
  4. Type in “spotify:user:username” and make sure to use your friend’s username.

    Note: The username must be written in lower case.
  5. Once you find your friend, open the profile.
  6. Tap the Follow button.

That’s all there is to it. Note that the person whom you added won’t receive any sort of notification that you followed them.

One exciting feature Spotify has to offer is the ability to see your friend’s activity. Any songs that your friends are currently listening to will be displayed on a sidebar on the right part of your screen. Keep in mind that you can only see your friends’ activity on the desktop app.

It’s a great way to discover new music. Additionally, if you find a song or a playlist that you like on your friend’s profile, you can save it so it will appear on your profile too.

How to Add Friends on Spotify on Android?

The process of adding friends on your phone is similar to adding them on the computer. Here’s how you can add friends on Spotify on your Android:

  1. Open the Spotify app.
  2. Log in if you haven’t already.
  3. Go to the Search option, which is on the bottom banner.
  4. Tap the search bar and type in “spotify:user:username” with your friend’s username.
  5. Go to their profile and follow them.

An alternative to the above is to simply share your profile. You can do so by following these steps:

  1. Open Spotify and go to Settings.
  2. Tap on View profile at the top of the menu.
  3. Once you’re on your profile, tap the three dots at the top of the screen.
  4. Tap the option Share.
  5. You can choose the app on which you want to share your profile (WhatsApp, Facebook, Snapchat, etc.).

How to Add Friends on Spotify on iPhone?

If you have an iPhone, then you can add friends on Spotify by following these steps:

  1. Open the app and log in.
  2. Tap Search and go to the search bar at the top of the screen.
  3. Type in “spotify:user:username” and make sure you’ve entered your friend’s username correctly.
  4. Once their profile opens up, tap the Follow button.

How to Follow Artists on Spotify?

Following artists on Spotify is a much simpler process than adding your friends. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Open Spotify.
  2. Go to Search and tap on the Search bar.
  3. Type in the name of the artist.
  4. Tap on their profile and follow them.

There is no limit to how many artists you can follow. Whenever they release a new song/album, it will pop up on your Home page and you will be the first to listen to it!

How to Find Friends on Spotify With Facebook?

If the friend you want to add on Spotify has a Facebook account, then finding them will be much easier than adding those without. This is how you do it on your computer:

  1. Open the Spotify desktop app.
  2. Click the menu icon and go to Settings.
  3. Scroll down and find Facebook and click “Connect to Facebook.”
  4. Spotify will ask you to log in if you haven’t already.
  5. Go to the Friend Activity pane and click on the “Find friend” button.
  6. A window will pop up with all your Facebook friends that have a Spotify account.
  7. Choose the ones you want to follow.
  8. If you want to follow all of them, click on the Follow all button.

There you go. You have successfully added your Facebook friends. Now here’s how to do it on your phone:

  1. Open Spotify and go to Settings.
  2. Go to your profile and tap on the three dots at the top right corner.
  3. Tap on Find Friends.
  4. Connect to Facebook.
  5. You can follow all of them at once or add individual users.

How to Remove a Friend From Spotify?

 In case you want to unfollow a Spotify user, we’ll show you how to do it in a few simple steps. For the desktop app, here’s how to do it:

  1. Open Spotify.
  2. Go to your profile and find the person you don’t want to follow anymore list of followers.
  3. Open their profile.
  4. Click on the “Following” option. It will immediately switch to Follow, which means that you have successfully removed them.

Note: An alternative way to find them is simply locating them on your Friend Activity sidebar.

If you want to unfollow someone on your phone, this is how you should do it:

  1. Open the app.
  2. Go to Settings and then View profile.
  3. Once you locate the person you want to remove, tap on their name.
  4. Once you’re on their profile, tap the Following option.
  5. It will switch to Follow right away.

How to Turn On the Friend Activity Pane?

This section of Spotify is the place where you can see what all your friends are listening to at the moment.  Sometimes it doesn’t show up on the Home page, so this is what you should do to fix it:

  1. Open the Spotify desktop app.
  2. Go straight to Settings.
  3. Search for Display options.
  4. Switch the Show Friend Activity button.

That’s all there is to it. Keep in mind that you can only use the Friend Activity option if you are on your computer.

Note:  If the Friend Activity pane still doesn’t show, then the desktop window isn’t big enough. It must be no less than 1190 pixels wide for the pane to appear.

How to Find Friends on Spotify Without Facebook?

If the person you want to add doesn’t have a Facebook account, you can try adding them with the username method covered at the beginning of the article. Just remember to type in “spotify:user:username” in Search.

Additional FAQs

How Do I Add Family Members to Spotify on iPhone?

Family members have the option of making a joined Family account. This is only possible if:

· All members of the Family account have Spotify Premium.

· There are no more than six members subscribed to the account.

· All members live at the same address.

There are tons of additional features and options that a Spotify Family account offers. In terms of payment, only one person is responsible, and that’s the user who signed up the family for the joined account.

If you’re wondering how to add family members to the joined account, follow these steps:

1. Search http://www.spotify.com/account on your browser.

2. Sign into your Spotify account.

3. Go to Settings and then to Account.

4. Find the option Manage your family accounts.

5. Click the Manage button.

6. Click the Send invite button.

7. Enter the name, last name, and email address of the person you want to invite.

Once the family member accepts the invite via email, they will be added to the joined Family account.

Note: You can only manage the Family account on the computer, and only the person who subscribed to the joined account can add other members.

Can I Share My Spotify Account With Friends?

Technically, Spotify doesn’t allow two users to use the same account. If two people were to start listening to music on the same account, one would immediately be cut off. However, there are two ways to go around this.

The first is to subscribe to the joined Family account that we covered in the previous question. The second option is to use one of Premium’s features – offline mode. Namely, once you turn off your Wi-Fi, you can still listen to the songs you downloaded that are still on Spotify.

Since there is no internet connection, Spotify can’t track this activity, so you’re good to go!

Enjoy the Benefits of Spotify With Your Friends

Now you can listen to music on Spotify with your friends, whether you are in the same room or far apart. You’ve learned how to add and remove friends, follow artists, share your profile, and many more tricks.

Have you ever tried to add someone on Spotify? Did you use the same steps from this article? Let us know in the comments section below.

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