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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.

Top Answer
Community Manager

We have seen the reports of people saying Friend Feed is not working for them, and we are happy to investigate specific cases, because as far as we are aware, there are no issues with Friend Feed working.


Firstly, it’s important to restate that ALL users had “Share my listening activity on Spotify” turned off as default - so users you followed and saw in your Friend Feed in the past, will no longer show in your Friend Feed, UNLESS they turned “Share my listening activity on Spotify” back on. 


Also worth noting that you don’t need Facebook set up for Friend Feed to work.


Having said that, all of the below must be true for users to show in your Friend Feed:


  • You must be following the friend whose activity you want to see.
  • The friend must have enabled the setting to publish their activity:
    • Share my listening activity on Spotify - toggled on.
  • The friend must have played more than 30 seconds of a track on iOS, Android or Desktop in the last 7 days.
  • This can’t be in a Private Session.
  • Also you should both have restarted the App at some point recently.


If all of this is true for you and your friend and they don’t show up in your Friend Feed, then:


  • We need you, and the friend you are following, to post here saying you give us permission to check your accounts.
  • We need explicit written permission from both of you.
  • We can't test this with one person's username and permission.  
  • It’s enough to post here, we can find your username based on your Community profile. 


Once we have this we can do some checking. Thanks all.

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A while ago my friend activity pane just stopped working. It simply shows the prompt to share my listening activity if I want to enable it, but it doesn't work even though my listening activity is shared. I have tried toggling my listening activity, disconnecting and reconnecting to Facebook, and uninstalling and reinstalling Spotify. Nothing has worked thus far.

Mine has a different problem. It shows the active listeners as listened to "1 hour" ago. I log onto Spotify on a different computer and the friends who are shown as "1 hour" seem to be actually currently listening. I deleted and reinstalled many times, what should I do?

I give permission to check my account

Hi @Loneliest_Cabin. 


My friend activity doesn't work. 

I have enable the setting to share my listening activity and I have friends that have enable the setting to publish their activity. 

I already tried logout two in a row and I performed a clean reinstall. 


I have spotify premium. 


Can you help me?


Same issue here, Some friends (same everytime) are showing properly on 'feed' however most are not, I've checked with some who are not showing (sharing activity is toggled on, we are mutual friends and they have been listening for more than 1 min).
I've tried reinstalling spotify (clean one too!) I've tried rebooting relog etc. Nothing helps.
 Platform : PC / WINDOWS

For me also only one friend is showing. Hope Spotify solves this. 

I give permission to check my account.

I give permission to check my account.

Year 2 or 3 of the same problem, still no fix 🤣 hilarious bug

For me logging in and out two times in a row helped sync my account 😮

I can't view what my friend is listening to on spotify, however she can see what I'm listening to.

I have had this issue for years now. All my friends can see my activity but i see none of theirs. i have tried logging in and out multiple times, reinstalled the app and made a clean download 3 times. I have toggled on all the settings needed. nothing works. i see so many people still are dealing with this issue. Any ideas on what i can do? 

I give permission to check my account. 


Hi, I have the same problem for years. Please help me to solve.

I give my permission to check my account

I can see some activities of my friends but not all

Even with 'see what your friends are playing' on, it won't show my friend activity.

Please check my spotify account, I'm having the same problem. Thank you in advance 🙂

i have already deleted and downloaded the app, and already tried to log out

Hello I can´t see my friends activity, only a few friends.

I am having the same problem

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