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

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

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?

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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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Hey folks,

 

Here are a few suggestions made by members of the Community:

 

@Jude /@user-removed suggest asking your friend to send you a link to one of their playlists. When you open the link to the playlist, you will find a link to their profile.

 

@David suggests typing 'spotify:user:[username]' into the search bar on the desktop or mobile app.

 

Note: if your friend doesn't know their username, they can easily find it by doing the following:

  • go to your profile page in the app
  • click on the three-dot menu below your display name (note: this is not the same as your username) and click Share > Copy Spotify URI
  • paste the URI - you will see your username in the format spotify:user:[username] (your username is what appears between the square brackets)

If you want to change your username, make sure to check out this thread to find out how.

 

Hope that helps! 

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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?

David
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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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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
Spotify Legend

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.

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

ColdSummer
Casual Listener

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

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

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

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

GodfreyBK
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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
Newbie

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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124030466
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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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