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

Solved!
Reply

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

reginasayles
Casual Listener

I agree with many of the posts here. Spotify has made this far too complicated for the average user. How often do you keep track of your friend's usernames? It would be more user-friendly to search by email or some other more commonly used identifier like their first & last name. In addition, who would know to use spotify:user:(username) to locate a friend on Spotify without first searching throughout the site for instructions? Why not create a seperate "Find a Friend" search bar that is specific to one function?

 

I work in quality assurance and deal with issues like this on a daily basis but this has been a concern for Spotifiy users like myself for over a year now. Its time Spotify listens to our concerns and try to make the experience here more enjoyable.

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

Peter__
Community Legend

I do wonder about this though, does "the average user" not have Facebook nowadays though, in which case finding friends is easy?

I remember being able to search by email was discussed before, but its not possible due to the privacy policy.  

 

Peter

Peter
Spotify Community Mentor and Troubleshooter

Spotify Last.FM Twitter LinkedIn Meet Peter Rock Star Jam 2014


If this post was helpful, please add kudos below!

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

reginasayles
Casual Listener
You are correct. The issue seems to apply primarily to users, like myself, who choose to not have a Facebook.

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

kaho_dos
Newbie

take off the brackets

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

kkmetz47
Casual Listener

Instead of using the brackets, just type "spotify:user:" immediately followed by the sought for user name!

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

bmccarthy14
Newbie

use capital letters in your search

 

ie "spotify:user:USERNAME"

 

lower case letters did not work, UPPERCASE = disco

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

clauderouges
Music Fan

Searching friends on Spotify is a real nightmare! Even for those who linked their account with Facebook. Wouldn't it be simpler to simply search by Name and Surname, like in Facebook and then ask permission to follow someone if he doesn't have a public profile?

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

Peter__
Community Legend

If you are friends on Facebook you should be able to search for them by real name. 

Should appear as a search suggestion under the heading "Users". 

 

Peter

Peter
Spotify Community Mentor and Troubleshooter

Spotify Last.FM Twitter LinkedIn Meet Peter Rock Star Jam 2014


If this post was helpful, please add kudos below!

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

18jjoldersma
Newbie

it works, but he typed it weird, just put spotify:user:their username.  for instance, to search me, use spotify:user:18jjoldersma

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

karlvilks
Newbie

it don´t work with me!!

 

SUGGESTED POSTS