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chellievista
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How do I find a friend on Spotify if I have their email address but they are not on Facebook?

How do I find a friend on Spotify if I have their email address but they are not on Facebook?

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David
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Re: How do I find a friend on Spotify if I have their email address but they are not on Facebook?

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If they have a Spotify account, you could locate them with their username, by using the following technique - 

 

Type the following code into the Spotify search bar - spotify:user:[username] (replacing [username] with their Spotify username), and you should be able to locate their account. For example, to find your account, type in spotify:user:chellievista and press enter, and your account will appear.

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tane
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Registered: ‎12-10-2012

Re: How do I find a friend on Spotify if I have their email address but they are not on Facebook?

David - just to clarify, are you saying there is no way to find a user just based on their email address?

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Jude
Posts: 509
Registered: ‎22-01-2012

Re: How do I find a friend on Spotify if I have their email address but they are not on Facebook?

Allowing identification of users by email address would be a breach of privacy, unless each user specifically agreed to it.

 

Email your friend, and ask them to send you a link to one of their playlists.

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ColdSummer
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Registered: ‎19-01-2013

Re: How do I find a friend on Spotify if I have their email address but they are not on Facebook?

"spotify:user: [username]" does not work. Why is this so difficult??? Im annoyed.

Peter
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Re: How do I find a friend on Spotify if I have their email address but they are not on Facebook?


ColdSummer wrote:

"spotify:user: [username]" does not work. Why is this so difficult??? Im annoyed.


Hey! Welcome to the community :) 

 

Do you get an error message? Are you sure you are searching with a dedicated Spotify username? 

 

Peter

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ColdSummer
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎19-01-2013

Re: How do I find a friend on Spotify if I have their email address but they are not on Facebook?

Yes I get an error message that says " Load user error"

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GodfreyBK
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎23-01-2013

Re: How do I find a friend on Spotify if I have their email address but they are not on Facebook?

I was having similar trouble adding one of my friends because he gave me the wrong username.  So I just typed out "spotify:user:godfreybk" in an email and told him to copy and paste into his search function.  It worked immediately.  So as long as you know your own username, I would suggest doing that.

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fornbogi
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎25-01-2013

Re: How do I find a friend on Spotify if I have their email address but they are not on Facebook?

This sounds like a pro feature. I would reccomend a better user friendly approach to adding friends or people you want to follow.

It's like the most basic feature I've always expected to find, but never found...

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Registered: ‎29-01-2013

Re: How do I find a friend on Spotify if I have their email address but they are not on Facebook?

I use Spotify every day, and spotify:user:xxxxxxxxx ' is not working, has something to do with numbers and not with a name..!

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