How to find friends on Spotify
Humans are social animals. However much you like solitude, sometimes you crave a human connection. For all of those who believe people are annoying, we agree but what if you find friends who have tastes like you?
What is a better way to know a person other than their playlist? You can learn a lot about people from their playlist. Of course you cannot go into public gatherings and ask random people about the songs they like. Spotify comes to the rescue.
Spotify allows you to add friends on it. You can search for people you like and then add them on Spotify. Spotify also works as a social networking site that lets you add people and know their music preferences. Sounds fun no?
Now a question comes up – How to do it? We would help you out in your music networking. Your Spotify account needs to be connected to your facebook account if you want to add friends on Spotify. The person you are trying to add also needs to be connected on Facebook.
If you aren’t connected to Facebook with your Spotify, just go to menu>settings>Connect to Facebook. Now enter your email ID and password. Your Spotify is connected to Facebook now.
Now follow the steps to add friends to your Spotify profile –
Step 1 – Log into your Spotify account either on your Android app or your PC.
Step 2 – Click the search icon. You know what a search icon looks like – A magnifying glass.
Step 3 – Type in Spotify:user:[username].
For this you need to make sure you know the correct username. You won’t be able to find them if you didn’t know it. Username is not what appears on your desktop. It is found in a different manner. It will be explained later in this article.
Step 4 – Scroll through the results to find the one you are searching for.
Step 5 – Tap on their name and click on the heart beside their name (if you are an android user) or click on Follow written beneath their name (if you are a PC user)
Now you are following this friend and you would be able to see the playlist and updates of your friend if they allow it. You can also share songs with them, make collaborative playlist and much more now that you are friends on Spotify.
How to know their username, Ask your friend to send you their username in the following manner-
Step 1 – Tap the gear icon and then view profile (in android app) or just open the profile (for PC users).
Step 2 – Click three dots besides your name.
Step 3 – Tap share and then copy profile link.
Step 4 – Ask them to paste it in a mail and send it to you. That will be their username. It would be a long indecipherable link but the username is whatever is written between ‘/user/’ and ‘?’.
You can also unfollow them later by going to their profile and tapping on ‘Following’. It will change to ‘Follow’ indicating that you are not following this person anymore.
So now, you can go on and follow people whenever you want and unfollow them if you both don’t tune. This is the way friends are found and added on Spotify. So go on, add people, make friends. People are not that bad after all.