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

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clauderouges
Music Fan

Nor on mine. It used to be like that in previous versions of the Mac software, but now I can't find my friends neither from the search bar nor from the dedicated section in the side menu. If I click on "follow" on the side menu, the list of my Facebook friends is empty, tthough I have plenty of them.

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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?

applewhite123
Casual Listener

no that doesnt work peter! is there any other way? with pictures to show the way please!!!

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

applewhite123
Casual Listener

also peter i dont have facebook but my friend i want to follow does. is there anyway i would be able to follow her?

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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All of the methods (excluding follow tab) are outlined in this tutorial:

http://community.spotify.com/t5/Spotify-Community-Blog/Tutorial-Finding-Friends-All-Methods/bc-p/423...

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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?

heidijazzharp
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Thanks Peter, you are Brilliant! The user name search suggested earlier simply does not work, but the HTTP link worked great. Thanks again. - heidi

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

hannarie
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Is there no way to just search by name?

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

Adam
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@hannarie -- not currently. If you know their username, just typing "spotify:user:[theirusername]" in the search bar will find their profile, then you can Follow them. For example, spotify:user:spotifycares finds one of our Spotify account profiles.

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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?

hannarie
Regular

While the "average" user may have and use facebook, you can tell by these comments that there are a lot of us out there that do not, or choose not to have it synched to their spotify. I understand how the searching for people by their emails would be whatever because of privacy stuff, but how hard would it be to just search someone by their first and last name? I've seen it mentioned a few times in these replies, and it doesn't seem like that would be a breach in privacy. Just saying. I'm trying to find my sister in-law so that I can follow her playlists, but I have no contact information for her to ask for a link to a playlist, and I also have NO idea what her username might be. But I do know her name.... 

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

hannarie
Regular

Mine says "Profiles", no "Users". I was typing in "Samantha"...

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

clauderouges
Music Fan

In the latest versions of Spotify for Mac OS X contacts can't even be found via search box. It's getting worse and worse. And when I go to the friends tab in the side menu no friends are present. By the way, my account is linked with Facebook, but the friends search is a total mess, maybe the only important bug in Spotify.

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