Friend activity list missing on all Spotify installs

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Friend activity list missing on all Spotify installs

fugu5
Regular

Hi all, 

 

My friend activity list has been missing for about 6 months now. That whole sidebar is simply missing. I have Spotify on Windows, Mac, and a linux machine. On all three versions, the friend's activity list is missing. I'm following ~70 facebook friends. 

 

I've tried reinstalling old versions of spotify, removing and reinstalling the facebook app on facebook. The strange part is, my girlfriend will log into spotify on my computer and the activity list reappears. So, it seems like something is wrong with my account and how it connects to facebook.

 

I remember the friend activity list dissapearing right around the same time I installed the update that changed the whole spotify look to black. It was also about the same time I installed the Linux test version on another machine. 

 

I really miss this feature. Is there anyone out there that's had a similar issue and has solved it? 

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alvin
Casual Listener

Make sure your activity feed is clicked on the View options on the upper left of the Spotify software next to Edit and Playlist.  Hope that helps.

fugu5
Regular

Thanks for the suggestion, Alvin, but strangely, I don't even have that option (see screenshot). It's like Spotify just removed this cabability from my account. 

 

I just created a dummy account (separate from my facebook-linked account) and the activity feed is indeed there. I'd really like to keep using my facebook-linked account though. 

 

It's kind of a bummer to pay for spotify premium for over a year and not have the same functionality as everyone else. 

 

 

 ActivityFeedOption.png

fugu5
Regular

I have a little bit of clarity on this issue now. 

 

I started installing successively older versions of spotify until the friend activity list appears. On Spotify version 0.9.8.296, the feed works, but every update after, the feed is missing. This is the case on both my windows and mac machines. 

drapers_hat
Newbie

Did you ever get this to work? I have the same thing (Activity Feed isn't even an option in View). It makes premium hard to justify.

fugu5
Regular

@draper_hat

 

I contacted SpotifyCares on Twitter. They basically told me I'd have to make a new account. They said: "Sorry for the misunderstanding, we're always looking at ways to improve. We experiment with adding/removing features occaisionally :)"

 

I'm not creating a new account because I want to keep my profile intact (especially followers and those that follow me). So, I just rolled back my spotify windows install to 0.9.8.296. The activity list works on that install but nothing after. 

 

In regards to Spotify's comment, I find it very odd to "expiriment" by removing capabilities from premium users then force them to create a new account if they want that functionality back. 

MattSuda
Rock Star 24
Rock Star 24

Activity Feed should be coming back to everyone who had it removed.

When? I don't know, but Spotify is in the middle of improving it right now. You should get it back eventually.

MattSudaRock Star 24
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