The new update making it no longer possible to follow your friends without Facebook should be changed. Allowing the Facebook feature but not limiting users to it would be a better approach. My little brother can't follow me on Spotify and he doesn't have a Facebook (plus I don't like Facebook, so I don't use one). In the end I feel frustrated and annoyed with the Facebook limitation. It was much nicer when you could look up your friends username in the search bar and find them simply. Then for those who want the ease of Facebook finding friends Spotify profiles, that can also be an option, but not the only option. Additionally, avoiding the need to type spotify:user:USERNAME would be crucial to improving the search system.