Spotify Username Appears as Random Characters

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Spotify Username Appears as Random Characters

Closey
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As of a few weeks ago, my Spotify username has changed to be a series of random characters. I've read elsewhere that this is something to do with Facebook and whether or not you use Facebook to login. On my account page, it still says my username as it was before, but on all instances of Spotify, it is the random series.

Well I've not deleted my Facebook account and still use Facebook to login, but my name does not change on Spotify. This is not an issue that just appears on my end, my friends also just see a random string of numbers and letters (see attached).

 

Any way to fix it?

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Re: Spotify Username Appears as Random Characters

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Hey @Closey@omar_erre@peterbeau and @Dionisus,

 

It sounds like Spotify isn't able to view your Facebook information anymore. Check out this page to learn how to fix this.

 

Hope it helps! Let us know if you have further questions.

 

Have a nice day.

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Re: Spotify Username Appears as Random Characters

Dionisus
Casual Listener

I hate this thing too, when I look to my playlist say something similar,is so wrong

Re: Spotify Username Appears as Random Characters

peterbeau
Roadie

Same here, plus my avatar is not displayed anymore...

Re: Spotify Username Appears as Random Characters

omar_erre
Composer

try to change your password! a really hard one to guess!!

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Re: Spotify Username Appears as Random Characters

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Hey @Closey@omar_erre@peterbeau and @Dionisus,

 

It sounds like Spotify isn't able to view your Facebook information anymore. Check out this page to learn how to fix this.

 

Hope it helps! Let us know if you have further questions.

 

Have a nice day.

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Re: Spotify Username Appears as Random Characters

peterbeau
Roadie

This was the solution! Thanks for the tip @Guido.
Even though this comes pretty close to 'blackmailing'... don't you think??

 

I understand that Spotify is making money in collecting Social-Media-data from its users. Still: allowing to collect user data shouldn't be a pre-requisite to be able to use Spotify normally.

It would be nice if there was a platform/social media site that wouldn't f*** their clueless users. Actually Spotify, as a major actor between right-holders (major labels, small labels or artists), consumers, and what-not - would be in the perfect position to do so, ...just be more transparent! :-)

Re: Spotify Username Appears as Random Characters

KSBGAMING
Music Fan

Hi @all 

Go to Spotify.com click your profile on the top-right. Go to Privacy Settings, then click process my facebook data. It should fix. 

Cheers! 

KSB.

Re: Spotify Username Appears as Random Characters

plaidd_dadd
Newbie

I’ve made and deleted about 3 accounts and all of the names were turned into a line of random characters

Re: Spotify Username Appears as Random Characters

raachelp
Newbie

im having this issue and my friends cant find my account via searching my username and looking for profiles which stinks

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