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Spotify friends activity empty/not updating


Spotify friends activity empty/not updating







Operating System

Windows 10


My Question or Issue

For several months (pretty much years at this point), my Spotify friends feed has not been updating, it only shows 1 friend I have, while it should have a dozen others. This has been going on for far too long for it to be a problem on my end as I have changed my devices, settings, and other things to try and fix it. I have reinstalled Spotify and my OS but nothing helps. I also see no friends through my Facebook integration even after disconnecting and reconnecting my Facebook profile multiple times. All my settings are the same as my friends and he can see his friend activity but I can't. I already posted about this problem once, and was told it would fix itself but that was months ago. This is very infuriating as it has been going for so long.

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It's because they made an update months ago where they automatically made everyone setting "private listening". To see what your friends are listening you basically should ask your friends to change their settings... Maybe they don't even know... This is **bleep** anyway 😔

Hey @robertjru,


Thanks for reaching out about this in the Community and welcome. 


We recommend checking the app permissions to prevent any conflicts (If you've already followed the steps suggested by @Eni). You can check this link (from your Spotify account) and this other link to make sure Spotify has permissions enabled on your Facebook account only if it's linked to it (your friends should check this too). 


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This is a terrible terrible decision. I have nobody on my feed for months now and I'm not about to message a bunch of people just so I can see what they listening to. Especially since I don't know which ones had it enabled before. Spotify essentially killed the social aspect of spotify. Bunch of geniuses

Please acknowledge it's a bug and let the developers fix it


Sorry to all the moderators from Spotify who told us it was due to the friends who didn't share their activities but it's clearly not the problem!!! I double checked with the friends I didn't saw their listening anymore and they had "Share my activity" on! So please stop messing around and fix this please!!!

same problem... i had many friends in friends activity and now its just one friend

I have the same issue... Reinstalling the app didn't work for me as well.

This actually isn't an issue with the app, it is an issue with the account. I can have other people log in on my computer and their friend activity shows up but not on my account.

Yep still having the same issue 😞 Friends i know have the 'Show listening Activity' do i however we cannot see each others activity in the 'Friends Activity' list

So how is the “account” fixed to make this work? What do you do to fix the

There is no fix.

It's not odd that your friends are no longer sharing. Spotify purposely turned everyone's off and off is now the default. They claim it is a privacy issue. But, you have no way to tell if you are or aren't sharing unless you go check and since they didn't notify anyone of this change... most people are not going to check.

Completely agree with this EVER since they removed the messaging/Inbox feature. Absolutely ridiculous.

Me sale que tengo que activar la opcion de saber lo que escucho pero ya la tengo activada.

If you currently download spotify on windows store go ahead and unistall it and download it from the web it fix this issues for me

i have 3 friends on spotify and they used to show correctly in the friend activity panel, now they shows as blank lines and default portraits

NO 😞 Please change it back, this was one of my favourite ways of exploring new music and pretty getting an idea how that friend vibes

same here, my friends feed does not work anymore, but i enabled all options!

Your options aren’t the issue. Your friends options are turned off by default.

i know. but i asked some of my friends and family to turn their sharing on, and watched it, as they turned it on,

still didnt help

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