How to find friends on Spotify and follow them

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Spotify allows you to find Facebook friends and follow them if you have linked your accounts. When you follow friends on Spotify, as long as they haven’t entered a private session, a live feed of what they are listening to shows up on the right-hand side of the Spotify desktop user interface. Knowing how to find friends on Spotify and follow them is all part of the experience, as listening alone is way less fun than listening together.

Read more: How to follow a playlist on Spotify

QUICK ANSWER

Open the mobile app to find friends on Spotify on Android or iOS. From the Home screen, select the gear-shaped icon to open Settings. Select View Profile. Open more options by pressing on Android or ᐧᐧᐧ on iOS. Select Find friends. From here, if you have 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. 

To find friends on the Spotify desktop app, click the Add Friends button located 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.

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

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

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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Select Find friends.

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From here, if you have 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. 

How to find and follow friends on Spotify (desktop)

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To find your Facebook friends on the Spotify desktop app:


Read more: How to download music from Spotify

FAQs

Can I find friends on Spotify without Facebook?

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.

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 show underneath the playlist’s title. Click on their username to be taken to their user profile, where you can follow them.

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

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.

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