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[Tutorial] How to Disconnect Spotify from Facebook

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How to Disconnect Spotify from Facebook


This is not an officially supported Spotify workaround. 


It seems to be a common request on the community to want to disconnect accounts from Facebook. 

If you wish to do this, then follow the instructions below closely. 

 

Please note: It is highly recommended that you log in and cancel your subscription IF and ONLY IF you are planning to deactivate your Facebook and you have Spotify account created with Facebook , as once you have done that, you may not be able to log in to cancel. You may also want to log into your online profile and set all the email notifications to "Never" to stop Spotify sending you emails on that account. 

 

This serves as a "Do It Yourself" guide since it is the fastest way to disconnect from Facebook. If you have a premium/unlimited subscription or would rather have someone at Spotify assist you in doing this, don't hesitate to get in touch with customer services instead using the online contact form.

 

 

1.  Check your account type.

The method of how to disconnect from Facebook depends on how you originally created your account. 

  • If you have a dedicated Spotify username and password, then go to step 2a.
  • If you created your Spotify account using Facebook, and therefore log in using your Facebook email address and password, go to step 2b. 
  • If you log in using Facebook normally, but are unsure if you created your Spotify account using Facebook or a Spotify username, log into your online profile using your Facebook details. If you see a username consisting of ten digits you're likely using a Spotify account created through Facebook. and need to go to step 2b. 

 

2a. Disconnect from Facebook.

Since you have a dedicated Spotify account, disconnecting from Facebook is easy.faq facebook disconnect.png

In the desktop client:

  • Windows - Go to Edit > Preferences > Social Network > Disconnect from Facebook.
  • Mac - Go to Spotify > Preferences > Social Network > Disconnect from Facebook. 

Once you have done that, your Spotify account is no longer linked to Facebook, you need not continue any of the steps below. 

 

You may find due to data caching in the client, that you still see Facebook information (such as the People list) hanging around, a quick clean reinstallation of the application should fix that for you. 

 

If you can't see the option to connect/disconnect, then you are logged into a Spotify account created with Facebook not a dedicated Spotify one. 

 

2b. Create a new account.

Disconnecting from Facebook is not possible if you have a Spotify account created with Facebook.

 

You can obviously select not to share your activity on Facebook from the Preferences menu, however, if you wish to completely disconnect then read on. 

 

If you wish to stop using your Spotify account created through Facebook, then you will need to create a new dedicated Spotify account from the signup page which should now be available in all launch countries. Once you have done that, make sure to note down your new Spotify username and password and keep them in a safe place. Continue to step 3. 

 

The easiest and quickest way to move your playlists from one account to another is explained in steps 3 and 4. Since there is no way to directly transfer playlists from one account to another, this process subscribes your new dedicated Spotify account to the playlists on your old Spotify account created via Facebook.

 

3. Backup Playlists

The easiest and quickest way to backup your playlists is to sign into your Spotify account created with Facebook and simply drag and drop them from the left sidebar of the desktop client onto your desktop, or into a folder. This will store links to those playlists locally. 

 

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4. Restore Playlists

Log into your new dedicated Spotify account, created in step 2b.

 

Now, drag and drop your playlists from your desktop (or folder) into the Spotify client, and they should reappear. These playlists won't be editable, since they are still "owned" by your old account. However, once you have got them into the client, if you want to make them editable you just need to make a new Playlist (File > New Playlist) and then copy and paste all the tracks from the uneditable one into the new one. You can also drag a subscribed playlist to the "New Playlist" button which will instantly copy the playlist and make it owned by you (Thanks Stupify for this awesome tip!)

 

The fastest way to highlight all the tracks is to click on the playlist, press Ctrl/Cmd+a and then press Ctrl/Cmd+c to copy them. Then navigate to your new playlist and press Ctrl/Cmd+v to paste. Continue to step 5 (if applicable).

 

5. If you have an unlimited/premium subscription…

There is no easy way for you to transfer an unlimited/premium subscription from one account to another.

 

The simplest and fastest way to get back up and running is to simply unsubscribe from the subscription page on your old Spotify account created using Facebook and then resubscribe on your new account. I would recommend you cancel and then use up all your remaining premium days on your old account before you subscribe again, you have already paid for them!

 

6 (Optional). Request the removal of your Spotify account created using Facebook.faq logo.jpg

If you wish to request your Spotify account created through Facebook be disabled then please read and follow the instructions in this topic.

 

I would strongly suggest that if you do not do this step, that you at least log into your online profile on your old Spotify account created with Facebook and set all email notifications to "Never" to stop Spotify sending you any emails. 

 

Once you have completed the required steps above, you should have a complete Spotify account which is not in any way connected to Facebook. 

 

Happy Listening!

Peter

 

 

If you have any issues with your account, or in following these steps, then the Spotify team will be happy to help, just drop them an email using the online contact form.

I do not work for or in anyway professionally connected to Spotify.

Peter
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Stupify
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Re: [Tutorial] How to Disconnect Spotify from Facebook

There's a small step in your guide that could be easier.

 

You can drag a subscribed playlist to the "New Playlist" button which will instantly copy the playlist and make it owned by you.

Peter
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Re: [Tutorial] How to Disconnect Spotify from Facebook

Added, thanks for the feedback! I did not know that was possible! :) 

 

Peter

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Carrrq
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Re: [Tutorial] How to Disconnect Spotify from Facebook

Thank you very much for posting this!

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jaywil11
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Re: [Tutorial] How to Disconnect Spotify from Facebook

So, how long are we expected to wait before there is an official way to disconnect my premium spotify account from my old facebook account that I wish to delete? I appreciate this unofficial method, but I would feel more comfortable with official steps from the Spotify team. 

Peter
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Re: [Tutorial] How to Disconnect Spotify from Facebook

That is something which I obviously can't answer (not being a Spotify employee).

You can get in touch with the Spotify team directly using the online contact form if you wish to get an official answer.

If you get an automated email reply back directing you to the community or help pages, you need to reply directly to that email (even if its from no-reply) and one of the customer services agents will get back to you as soon as possible.

Peter

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missbonnieblu
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Re: [Tutorial] How to Disconnect spotifuggle from Facebook

Hi!

I'm trying to disconnect my spotifyfrom my facebook so i can shut my facebook down. I used your tutorial however could not find the social network tab, The only option is to uncheck "Share on Facebook what i listen to" which is unchecked BUT sharing on Facebook anyways. I'm also on a premium account. How the hell do i do it? I just want to get rid of facebook. Let me goooooooo.....

Peter
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Re: [Tutorial] How to Disconnect spotifuggle from Facebook


missbonnieblu wrote:

Hi!

I'm trying to disconnect my spotifyfrom my facebook so i can shut my facebook down. I used your tutorial however could not find the social network tab, The only option is to uncheck "Share on Facebook what i listen to" which is unchecked BUT sharing on Facebook anyways. I'm also on a premium account. How the hell do i do it? I just want to get rid of facebook. Let me goooooooo.....


Hey :) 

 

Did you read step 1? 

If you created your account using Facebook, you won't have the disconnect from Facebook option, since your account is tied to Facebook. In that case you will need a new account as described in the tutorial. 

 

Peter

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ntsarb
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Registered: ‎02-04-2013

Re: [Tutorial] How to Disconnect Spotify from Facebook

Useful instructions but I could not use my email address to create a new Spotify account. I decided not to use Spotify until the company changes its mind on this limitation.
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Sacklitch
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Registered: ‎03-04-2013

Re: [Tutorial] How to Disconnect Spotify from Facebook

Hey!

 

I tried doing what u said, and reinstalled spotify. But my facebook name is still in the corner instead of my spotify username!

 

What do i do to get rid of it?

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