Spotify friends activity empty/not updating

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Spotify friends activity empty/not updating

Tonasj

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Premium

Country

Finland

Device

Pc

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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Top Answer
Elena
Moderator

Hey hey @Tonasj!

 

Thanks for reaching out on the Community!

 

The Friend Activity that shows for different users depends not only on one's personal settings, but also on the people that you follow.

 

In your screenshot we can see that you have the option ''Share my listening activity on Spotify'' on, which means that people that follow you should be able to see your activity. If you don't see people in your feed, it's possible that your friends have that option off and they need to turn it on.

 

Could you check with some of the people you follow if they have that toggle on? They can also try try refreshing the setting by togging it off and on again.

 

Hope this helps. Keep us in the loop here.

Top Answer
Loneliest_Cabin
Community Manager

See my earlier post folks:

  • We need your username, and the username of someone you are following.
  • Both of you have your sharing turned on, and are actively listening.
  • And you don't see each other's listening in the Friend Feed. 
  • We need explicit written permission from both of you.
  • So you and the other person need to either DM @Julian or post your usernames here.
  • We can't test this with one person's username and permission.  

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

719 Replies

whatwoulddollydo

Please fix this. My friend and I also have this issue. This feature used to work quite well in 2020 and now it only shows maybe one or two songs a day and then goes days without updating. 

xv1eirax

Hey. I've had this issue for months and idk what to do anymore. I double checked with my friends and they have this option activated so am i. I started following another friend this week and it worked for 1 day and then stoped working again. I've tried everything between reinstall and change all settings. Pls help

MilkyWonder

This issue is consistent for me and has been a reoccurring issue. Of course, like others here, I have tried uninstalling the program completely, deleting all registry files, using CC cleaner to ensure that everything is gone, rebooting, freshly reinstalling, same issue. It's really quite obnoxious that this has been a consistent reoccurring issue for years, and as paying customers we aren't able to access features that should be readily available. My friends obviously have the option to share their activity ticked as well. 

 

I noticed mine stopped working after I made a "spotify mix" with my friend.

jkapus

same problem... i had many friends in friends activity and now its just one friend x2

Bananamilku

What if it still doesn't work. After checking that setting on my device as also my friends its still not working and only showing few of my friends. 

 

Loneliest_Cabin

Folks we are happy to investigate this for those who say it isn't working - but please read my post marked as 'top answer' - and we need BOTH YOU AND YOUR FRIEND to post here saying you give us permission to check. 

FractalStranger

That's really sad and bad decision. It's like setting all statuses and stories on Facebook private by default.

Menelaos_f

 

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Premium

Country

Austria

Device

(Lenovo Thinkpad X13)

Operating System

(Windows 10)

 

My Question or Issue

Hello everyone!
I can't see my friends feed/friends activity. I tried everything in the FAQ's and also logged out/in, refreshed and reinstalled the app on my PC. It's allways showing the following in the friends feed/friends activity (see attachment):

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I am also unable to connect to Facebook, where it shows the following issue pop up every time (see attachment):

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Could you help me with this issue?



Alex

Hi there @Menelaos_f,

 

Thanks for reaching out about this in the Community!

 

I'd recommend going through the steps described in this support page to make sure that the 'Share Listening Activity' option is activated. 

 

In general a connecting to Facebook is not required to see your friends who you've added through Spotify directly. You can try closing the Facebook log in notification by hitting this back arrow. 

 

Let us know if that worked and how you get on with this.

 

Cheers.

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Menelaos_f

Hello Alex,

I did as the support page says, step by step everything.
I also tried this method 3 times (uninstallment and everything else).
It isn't helping the issue or solving my problem.
Could some of the developers/moderators maybe check if my account has some kind of issue?

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MusicMakesMeloseCntl

MAJOR BUMMER: Spotify quite recently made an update where they changed everyone default settings to private. And you wouldn't even know until you took the time to be on your desktop app, notice you no longer saw any of your friends' listening activity, thought there was something wrong with your app, did everything under the sun to fix it, only to find out they made this major bummer of an update.

 

The Listening Activity panel was one of my favorite features on Spotify - such a fun social element to the app. Now everyone needs to go in and adjust their settings so that not only their friends' show up for them, but also so that they show up for their friends. And most people have no idea they need to do this. So, short of contacting every single personal you are friends w / following / your followers and telling them, everyone will just have to eventually figure this out and then potentially take the time and effort to update their settings.

 

BASICALLY: This update is a major bummer - Spotify, don't change people's settings for them. It's just not necessary, it's confusing, it's weird. Really hope enough people see this and are bugged by it that Spotify just goes back to the default being that your friends, followers, and followees can see each other's Listening Activity. 

 

MusicMakesMeloseCntl

MAJOR BUMMER: Spotify quite recently made an update where they changed everyone default settings to private. And you wouldn't even know until you took the time to be on your desktop app, notice you no longer saw any of your friends' listening activity, thought there was something wrong with your app, did everything under the sun to fix it, only to find out they made this major bummer of an update.

 

The Listening Activity panel was one of my favorite features on Spotify - such a fun social element to the app. Now everyone needs to go in and adjust their settings so that not only their friends' show up for them, but also so that they show up for their friends. And most people have no idea they need to do this. So, short of contacting every single personal you are friends w / following / your followers and telling them, everyone will just have to eventually figure this out and then potentially take the time and effort to update their settings.

 

BASICALLY: This update is a major bummer - Spotify, don't change people's settings for them. It's just not necessary, it's confusing, it's weird. Really hope enough people see this and are bugged by it that Spotify just goes back to the default being that your friends, followers, and followees can see each other's Listening Activity. 

alliev1

I've done all of this and my friend activity is still not working at all

 

alliev1

None of this is working, it only shows one friend when I follow many many people who have their settings set to show activity. 

 

olivierjacobs_

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 (also friends on spotify who I follow and who follows me back). 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. 

alberez57

Well, not really a solution, since I still can't see others activity in Spotify. Why should I be telling them to share their activity. As usual, Spotify broke something it was working fine. Thanks.

Kane22

My Spotify account in general just doesn't seem to let me see what my friends are listening to. In my settings, the Display section doesn't have those buttons. It only has the "See what your friends are playing" one. I've clicked yes on that and yes to "Share my listening activity on Spotify", but I still can't seem to see what my friends are playing. I've tried redownloading it and logging out and in, but none seem to work.

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Kane22

My Spotify account in general just doesn't seem to let me see what my friends are listening to. In my settings, the Display section doesn't have those buttons. It only has the "See what your friends are playing" one. I've clicked yes on that and yes to "Share my listening activity on Spotify", but I still can't seem to see what my friends are playing. I've tried redownloading it and logging out and in, but none seem to work.

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bmrussell

You can see in the screenshot that the setting is turned on, it's the app that's registering as off. This isn't helpful at all.

roorooroona

I used to be able to see my friend activity before, but these past months nothing shows up. I re-downloaded spotify, toggled the display and share button many times, but still nothing. I have some friends that I'm following NOT through facebook and vice versa, but i just get the "Let friends and followers on Spotify see what you're listening to" display on the right side although everything in settings is correct.

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