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

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Amazon62
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Yeah, same here... I try to find a colleage of mine, but it just doesn't work! I don't know why it should be so complicated anyways...

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

Peter__
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@Amazon62 wrote:

Yeah, same here... I try to find a colleage of mine, but it just doesn't work! I don't know why it should be so complicated anyways...


Hey guys :) 

 

I have found the absolutely easiest way to find your friends is to get them to send you a playlist in an email or a Facebook message or something. Just get them to right click on any of their playlists, select "Copy HTTP link" and then paste that in a message to you. Once you get it, just click the link, it should open in Spotify when you press the play button on the page. You can then click your friends name in the client (on the playlist) and view their profile from there. 

 

Peter

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iklemp
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Same old bug, where spotify isn't able to resolute usernames behind an ID. But since they don't care for this bug either for a very long time now, i guess their won't be a solution to this in the near furture.

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LoveIsAlliGot
Newbie

I thought it was just me not being able to find my friends but obviously not. All I see is numbers for people. 

Doesn't this defeat the whole social sharing element that Spotify are about? 

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Peter__
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@LoveIsAlliGot wrote:

I thought it was just me not being able to find my friends but obviously not. All I see is numbers for people. 

Doesn't this defeat the whole social sharing element that Spotify are about? 


Hey! Welcome to the community :) 

 

You normally see account numbers for people if the Spotify client has been unable to retrieve their account information from Facebook. For me, it normally corrects itself within 24 hours or by forcing a log out and back into the client. Are you on a network on which Facebook is blocked?

 

Peter

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candyR
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I can no longer find friends who are on spotify and facebook... is there a "find friends on facebook" button or something?

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

Peter__
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@candyR wrote:

I can no longer find friends who are on spotify and facebook... is there a "find friends on facebook" button or something?


Hey! Welcome to the community :) 

 

The Spotify client will offer you suggestions of who to follow from your Facebook friends in the Follow Tab, but there is no way to view them all like in the previous version. I have suggested this be changed here so you might want to add your kudos and comments there! 

 

You can also find people directly from Facebook if they are sharing tracks or playlists. 

 

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?

pickibro
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Okay, so I don't have facebook and never will because that's not my thing. It seems to me that Spotify has bagged any real non-FB sharing as time goes on, making it more and more difficult to contact people. It it just me ? I have hard time fiding friends. Not everyone is on Facebook. I hate facebook. I don't want tot have a facebook account just to listen to and share music. Heck, next you know you'll have to have a facebook account to buy your grocieries !  

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

Peter__
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Hey pickibro! Welcome to the community :D 

 

You can still find any of your friends if you know their usernames by searching for:

spotify:user:<username>

in the main search box in the desktop client with <username> replaced with your friends username. Once you have done that, you can follow their profile just like with Facebook friends. If your friends have accounts created using Facebook, their Spotify usernames will be a string of numbers which can be retrieved from their online accounts. 

 

Alternatively, an easy way to find your friends is to get them to send you a link to one of their playlists, either through Spotify or as a HTTP link (right click on a playlist) in an email. You can then click on their name in the playlist to find their profile. 

 

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?

IH8BNL8
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make sure there is no space in your search query

 

no space!

 

spotify:user:coldsummer

 

it works for me...

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