At the moment there isn't a way to turn on the "Private Session" mode automatically after log in.
However, you can also control how your listening habits are shared by going to Edit > Preferences (in Windows) or Spotify > Preferences (in Mac) and editing your 'Activity Sharing'. These preferences will be saved on your account until you decide to change them again.
I hate to beat a dead horse, but after all, you could avoid all of these privacy questions by simply allowing a permanent private session option!!!
Ok, so we have covered that by unchecking all of the boxes in the desktop app > preferences > activity sharing section, this will be, in fact, a private session. But then you say that this only applys to this singular device, ie. the desktop.
So, I am on my iPhone app and I go to settings > social, and they do not have these same options... ARGH. Do you see why this keeps coming up! The only options there are the non-permanent Private session switch, and Last.fm/Facebook switches. It says nothing about spotify social (if that is what you call that obnoxious scrolling list in the desktop app that I didn't even know existed because I only used the iPhone app for the first few months that I used spotify).
To make matters worse, there is no way of seeing exactly what I am sharing, because my own items don't show up in the obnoxious scrolling list. To be clear, why can't there be a simple option for those who don't want to share anything, with anybody, at any time? Just because this can be used as social media, doesn't mean that everyone wants it to be...
I totally agree with you. I am waiting for someone from spotify to adress this in this thread and not just turn a blind eye to this thread which is what they are doing at the moment it seems. Hello? I want it to always be private. Always. I dont want it to reset every single time I turn off my spotify.
still nothing - you just have to click "private session" from the triangle drop down next to your username. I am still flabbergasted that you have to "opt out" of broadcasting the music you listen to publicly EVEN AFTER PAYING for a premium account. I used to have Groove and am sadened by this.