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

Music Fan
‎2012-02-10 05:05 PM

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

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Spotify Legend
‎2012-02-11 12:23 PM

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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Spotify Legend
‎2012-10-12 07:31 AM

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.

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Community Legend
‎2014-12-19 02:02 AM

You can try just searching the user name multiple ways and look under Profiles from the name search each time. There might be allot of users using some form of that user name. What your friend could do is send you an URI link to one of their user created playlists in a social media page, or a pm, or email message, and when you open the playlist in either the desktop app or webplayer just under the playlist name their correct user name will be shown, and clicking on it will allow you to go directly to their profile page so you can click on their follow button.

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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?

Music Lover
‎2017-08-29 04:04 PM

Hello!

The following solution works for the Web Player.

If you know your friend's username, you can follow these steps: 

1. Go to the url bar 

2. Type spotify.com/user/username

 

 

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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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Spotify Legend
‎2012-02-11 12:23 PM

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.

Airhorn Enthusiast
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Music Fan
‎2012-10-12 05:22 AM

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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Spotify Legend
‎2012-10-12 07:31 AM

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.

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Music Lover
‎2013-01-19 09:42 PM

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

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Community Legend
‎2013-01-20 02:04 AM

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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Music Lover
‎2013-01-20 02:12 AM

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

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Music Fan
‎2013-01-23 08:23 PM

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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Music Fan
‎2013-01-25 11:25 AM

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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Concert Regular
‎2013-01-29 04:14 PM

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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