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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

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.

958 Replies

Hi i got the same issue since about a year now and all the advices given at this threat didnt seem to work for me here are my settings:366f295a47a6894211931a34dc90060a.png

my friend hv downloaded spotify frm apk link is that a reason it is not showing up?


I have tried several times and done alle the things suggested, but I still can't access my facebook friends

I've checked my settings, but it won't show me what my friends are listening. I've checked 'share activities' and 'see what your friends are listening' (freely translated, I'm from Germany)

I have tried all options offered and found online (as far as I could see) and even after deleting/signing out+in, I cannot see my friends' activity. I cannot see them on the facebook list either.

For me it's my friend can see what I'm listening too but for some reason I cant see theirs 

Will my friends activity show if I’m connected to Facebook? Like do I have to be friends with the people on Spotify for their activity to show? 

Hey Team, I am Papus' friend. I am giving you permission to check my account to validate and resolve the issue he raised. Many thanks! 

Hello saviors. Can you please take a look at my account? Having this issue for almost 2 years now

Hey Team, I am Papusvagyoks' friend. I am giving you permission to check my account to validate and resolve the issue he raised. Many thanks! 

Hey Team, I am Papusvagyok's friend. I am giving you permission to check my account to validate and resolve the issue he raised. Many thanks! 

Hey @Papusvagyok and @gabeebaros. Happy to check for you, but can I confirm a few things please. 


Firstly, that you have read this Solution and all the steps mentioned are TRUE for you BOTH. 


If so, please confirm the following: 


@gabeebaros as per the Solution:

    • You have "Share my listening activity on Spotify" toggled on.
  • You have played more than 30 seconds of a track on iOS, Android or Desktop in the last 7 days.
  • This wasn't a Private Session.


Once you confirm, we will look up your accounts and see what's happening. Thanks!

It would also be ideal @gabeebaros and @Papusvagyok if you can both toggle "Share my listening activity on Spotify" OFF AND BACK ON AGAIN.

Hello! I can confirm all three of your statements. I can't see gabeebaros in my Friend feed, I also can't see anyone else! I'm following gabeebaros!

Tried toggling Share my listening activity on Spotify OFF and then back to ON. Also read and followed the solution but it did not prove to be any help.

Hey, I can confirm all that you mentioned are correct.

my friend can see my activity
But it keeps showing me as
the "go to settings" page
and i've reinstalled and logged in and out 
nothing works

Thanks - we will take a look

@Papusvagyok can you share a screenshot of your empty Friend Feed please. I followed both of you, and can see both of you in my Feed. We will continue checking the back end in the meantime. 

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I could follow you and see your activity now. That wiped all the blocked and anonymous friend entries from my Spotify account that I had sitting there uselessly for over three years. I added you via username search as I do not use facebook. Thank you.

Spotify is lacking any edit followers options.



I have tried all the solutions proposed without any luck. I only see the activity of 5 friends that I had since very very long ago (would guess around 2015) and no matter what I do or who I follow their listening history doesn't show up for me. I have tried to change all settings and asked friends to do the same and I pop up on their feed after a bit of hassle. 

Can you please help? I would like to see and follow more than these 5 ancient Spotify friends to discuss and find new music.



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