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MumblingMarci
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Registered: ‎08-01-2013
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Can't find a Spotify user

I am brand new to Spotify. I cannot find a certain Spotify user.  I am logging in using the FB login. I don't know if I should use the Spotify login. I am not friends with this person on FB. I do not have a "Follow" button just a "People" button. When I have tried to Search for this person, I have even tried the Spotify:user:username. Doesn't come up. I know they are here, only reason why I have joined.

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Re: Can't find a Spotify user

Hey! Welcome to the community :) 

 

How you find people is different depending on whether the person you are trying to find created their account using Facebook or if they have a dedicated Spotify username and password. 

 

If they created their account and have a dedicated username and password, then you are using the correct search to find them. 

 

If they created their account using Facebook, then their username will be a string of 10-digits which you need to search for using the same method as above. Finding out these numbers is the hard bit. You will most likely need to ask them for this information, it will be on their online profile. Alternatively, if you can find one of their playlists or get them to inbox you something that would also do the trick.

 

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owentje
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Registered: ‎14-01-2013

Re: Can't find a Spotify user

I have a similar issue. I've linked my account to Facebook, but I can't find my friend. My friend is also not able to find me.

I know both of our usernames, but entering it in each others account doesn't give any result.

 

My username is: owentje

her username is: nishialam

 

What am I doing wrong here?

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Re: Can't find a Spotify user


owentje wrote:

I have a similar issue. I've linked my account to Facebook, but I can't find my friend. My friend is also not able to find me.

I know both of our usernames, but entering it in each others account doesn't give any result.

 

My username is: owentje

her username is: nishialam

 

What am I doing wrong here?


Hey! Welcome to the community :) 

I can access both of those profiles by searching for:

spotify:user:owentje

and

spotify:user:nishialam

 

This will only work in the desktop application however. 

 

Peter

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owentje
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Registered: ‎14-01-2013

Re: Can't find a Spotify user

Ah, I know what I did wrong. I was using the search term in the 'people' section. But all I had to do was using the regular search bar! :) Thnx!

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onisakura
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Registered: ‎24-01-2013

Re: Can't find a Spotify user

I went to my online profile but I don't see a ten digit number.  Where would i find this?

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Re: Can't find a Spotify user


onisakura wrote:

I went to my online profile but I don't see a ten digit number.  Where would i find this?


The other easy way to find it is to go to your own profile in the Spotify desktop client, right click on your name at the top of the displayed profile page and select "Copy Spotify URI". Paste that into notepad or somewhere else and your spotify username (which will be 10 digits if you have a Facebook created account) will be there. 

 

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samnickmike
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎17-02-2013

Re: Can't find a Spotify user

I too am trying to find people throug the desktop - I know that the two people I am looking for have signed up through spotify - and I believe their usernames to be the same name that shows up on my people page? I did ask one of them and she confirmed that is her username but when I search her it says she doesn't exist.. is it possible they have never been on the community and that is why? or they have a private site and therefore I can't find them?

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KineR
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎20-04-2013

Re: Can't find a Spotify user

I am having the same problem. I go the search bar and type in, but only "unknown user" comes up.. 

 

I liked the people link before, because you could easily find users either by facebook or usernames. Now you need to search, but nothing comes up even if I try usernames or regular names.. What can I do?

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viewpiab
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-05-2013

Re: Can't find a Spotify user

IF you have the linux client you might have to log out and then back in for the "spotify:user:USERNAME" to work.

It happend to me when I didn't use the account for a long time and got a popup at startup.

 

The userfield on the right side was then black.

As I restarted spotify the userfield on the right side was grey and the search worked.

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