"Option to stop sharing"

When I sit down and listen to spotify I like to take time off from everything. However, it feels like spotify is just getting more and more connected to things! Now we have the facebook connect and recently it has started with a side tab that says "This is what your friends are listening to - updated in real time" . This tab got activated without my permission. I would like to have control over my account and would therefore request that you implement an option that turns of all sort of connection with social media networks. I know there's a similar function "private session" but this is automatically turned on and off when I have been inactive for a while. A simple button in preferences that turns all sort of connection not only the sharing of what I listen to but also what other people listen to would be great and ensure that I stick with spotify.

 

Great work so far!


As Richard mentioned, sharing can be turned off in settings and you can hide the people list.
Most of the comments were actually demanding different private session settings.
Check out those ideas here and vote them up:

http://community.spotify.com/t5/Spotify-Ideas/private-sessions-should-be-default-setting/idi-p/16205...
http://community.spotify.com/t5/Spotify-Ideas/Private-session-playlists/idi-p/74075
http://community.spotify.com/t5/Spotify-Ideas/Make-Private-listening-private/idi-p/90549
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Newbie

me too

Roadie

Hey guys,

 

Just go into your Spotify Preferences (Win: Edit > Preferences | Mac: Spotify > Preferences) and you'll be able to control what you share at the very top.

 

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Is that what you're after?

Newbie

I think what the original post is saying is that they don't want to receive *any* updates about what other people are listening to--none at all.

 

At least that's the boat I find myself in. Spotify is for me and my enjoyment alone--quit trying to turn it into something it's not.  I don't want my stuff "automagically" shared, and I certainly don't want to receive a bunch of random recommendations from people I don't know, scrolling in the lower right of my window.

 

I would like an option that turned off *all* the sharing--both mine and other peoples. I can choose for myself what to listen to, and that's all I want to have the ability to do.

 

If Spotify doesn't have that capability, or that's not in your business plans, that's fine--I'll happily go back to iTunes or some other service.

Roadie

There's also an option to hide the People List on the right if you don't like the ticker.

 

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Does that help?

Casual Listener

Thanks Richard, hopefully this takes care of most of the shearing.

Regular

It would also be great if you could hide what some people are listening to. I love seeing what people with similar music taste like me are listening to, but I can't find a way to hide what others are listening to.

Newbie

Yes, I'm aware of the "private session" feature, and I use it. It's annoying that I have to keep re-enabling it though, particularly since I use Spotify on multiple platforms.

 

Call me antisocial, but what I really want is to be able to turn automatic sharing off and KEEP it off. If I really want to share something I'll take care of that myself, thanks. Not everyone likes to post their entire life onto Facebook.

Casual Listener

I have to agree that its getting quite annoying to have to put on private session every time i start spotify. 

Newbie
This was a while back, but still the issue remains,right? At least I don't seem to have any way to turn it off by default on my android.
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As Richard mentioned, sharing can be turned off in settings and you can hide the people list.
Most of the comments were actually demanding different private session settings.
Check out those ideas here and vote them up:

http://community.spotify.com/t5/Spotify-Ideas/private-sessions-should-be-default-setting/idi-p/16205...
http://community.spotify.com/t5/Spotify-Ideas/Private-session-playlists/idi-p/74075
http://community.spotify.com/t5/Spotify-Ideas/Make-Private-listening-private/idi-p/90549