This is still not working for me. When I connect to FB, it does not prompt me to allow the spotify app permission to view my friends list. It only asks for permission to view my public profile. I don't see any way to grant the app permission to view my friends list and without that permission, obviously it won't know if any of my friends are Spotify users.
I just posted my full experience in a different thread, but here's my general suggestion:
Make sure you try looking at every Spotify interface -- desktop app, web player, and phone app. In my case, the desktop app reported I had 0 friends no matter how many times I reinstalled or reconnected on Facebook. However, it turns out my full friend list was available on my phone app (Android), and after I used it to add one friend, the list showed up in the desktop app and web player as well.
Hi! I am still having problems after following all the steps outlined in the answer about solving this issue. In fact, my Spotify account was already connected to my Facebook account. But when I go to Activity (in the desktop app) and click "View All", I get an error message. The same happens when I try "Find Friends". Any ideas how to solve this?
From what I gather if you have your spotify connected with facebook and someone that isnt your friend on facebook tries to find you then they wont be able to (if they search using your full name) but if they search using "spotify:user:(yourspotifycode) - this can be found on your "reset password" page on desktop- they should be able to find you. i havent been able to test this with people im not friends with on facebook but it works if i search myself up using that - i cant find myself if search using my full name.
I hope this works cos i have a 21st playlist set up that the Bar I am having it at said they will just search my spotify..