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I follow a number of playlists created by other users - but what happens if those users accounts become inactive?
Does there come a point when the account has been inactive for so long that the users playlists are wiped?
Or do they remain in the Spotify ether indefinitely for existing users to follow & listen?
I'd like to know in case one day the playlists I follow are gone forever.
Hi thanks for your reply,
I was thinking more about the user account being inactive rather than the playlist itself.
The reason for my question is somewhat morbid - one of my good friends is terminally ill and has created a number of great playlists that I follow. I just wanted to know if his playlists will live on in the Spotify ether even if the user account becomes inactive.
Hope that makes sense!
I have a similar issue. My father passed away last year and I've noticed his account name is no longer his chosen name, just his back-end user name (I assume - attached). He's still on my family plan because I don't want to lose his playlists. I have copied my favourite playlist to my profile, but I still would like to keep his account. I know my mom finds it comforting having his profile as a friend, and he was the tech-savvy one of the two so it's all a bit distressing and overwhelming.
I really just want to know if Spotify will eventually delete his account and can't find info anywhere. I don't know that I will keep him on my paid plan forever, as my husband and I do plan fostering kids in the next few years. For now it seems to be a solution, but I worry about the future.
Thank you in advance.
Thanks for posting in the Community.
We'd like to express our deepest condolences on your loss and assure you, that the account of your father will not get deleted automatically due to inactivity.
The change you've mentioned seeing on the screenshot is probably due to the lack of activity on the account and the account not getting synced up with the servers, nothing else.
Hope this clears things a bit,
Thank you so much, Dian. I really appreciate your help.
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