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Playliste are not secret as it says

EdOX
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Hi guys, just a little problem.

I set my playlists "Secret" (not public) but it still contunue to be viewed by my friends. Why's that?

I'm using Spotify on Linux, and Spotify app on Android.

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Re: Playliste are not secret as it says

Peter__
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Okay, I have checked, I can confirm you have no publicly displayed playlists. 

 

However, I can see social activity showing on your profile, which shows you created a playlist on 12-02-2013 which must have been created publically and therefore I can access that playlist through your social feed. It also has 1 follower, so I am guessing this is the playlist you are talking about. Just be sure that you untick the option I pointed out earlier in your preferences and that won't happen again ;) 

 

If you want to make this playlist dissappear, just untick the public publishing option in your preferences, make a new playlist, copy those tracks into the new playlist and then delete all those tracks from the original playlist, and then delete the playlist. Your account will be completely hidden then.

 

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Re: Playliste are not secret as it says

Peter__
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@guy_guy wrote:

Hi there, I'm having a similar problem. I started a playlist weeks ago, set it to secret and now some fool's subscribed to it. Do I really have to delete it  and start it again to get rid of this guy?


Unfortunatley yes, there is no way to force remove followers. Are you sure it was secret, the only way I can think they would have been able to find it is if they had a direct link to the playlist from your account. 

 

If you want to delete it, be sure to remove all of the tracks and then delete it, since just deleting it won't actually remove it from the other persons playlists either (it just breaks the tie to your account). 

 

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Joe
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No such thing as a stupid question, just a stupid answer :)

 

Menu at the top edit/preferences. You'll find those settings at the top of the preferences page.

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Re: Playliste are not secret as it says

Peter__
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Hey! Welcome to the community :) 

 

Have you only just changed them to be secret? 

 

If so, anyone who viewed your profile recently whilst they where public, will still be able to see them, since that data is cached for a short period of time in the Spotify client locally on their computer. Also, anyone who is subscribed to your playlist will remain a subscriber even after you change it to secret. 

 

If you want to, you can send me a PM with a link to your profile (or your Spotify username) and I can view your profile to see what playlists are visible.

 

Also, if you want all future playlists to be secret, then be sure to untick the "Automatically make new playlists public" option in the Preferences menu of the Spotify client.

 

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EdOX
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I've changed them to be secret about a week ago, and yesterday one of my friends subscribed to my privavte playlist.

Anyway, I've sent you a PM with a link to my profile, thank you :)

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Re: Playliste are not secret as it says

Peter__
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Okay, I have checked, I can confirm you have no publicly displayed playlists. 

 

However, I can see social activity showing on your profile, which shows you created a playlist on 12-02-2013 which must have been created publically and therefore I can access that playlist through your social feed. It also has 1 follower, so I am guessing this is the playlist you are talking about. Just be sure that you untick the option I pointed out earlier in your preferences and that won't happen again ;) 

 

If you want to make this playlist dissappear, just untick the public publishing option in your preferences, make a new playlist, copy those tracks into the new playlist and then delete all those tracks from the original playlist, and then delete the playlist. Your account will be completely hidden then.

 

Peter

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Re: Playliste are not secret as it says

EdOX
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That's exactly what I did :D

Thank you, very clear :)

Re: Playliste are not secret as it says

Peter__
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@EdOX wrote:

That's exactly what I did :D

Thank you, very clear :)


Just double checked for you, can't see any social activity for the new playlist so you are good to go ;) 

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Re: Playliste are not secret as it says

EdOX
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Thanks again :)

Re: Playliste are not secret as it says

Marco_Spelta
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I have almost the opposite problem. I removed the tick from "make new playlist public" in preferences, then wanted to make a single playlist public. So I marked it as public (from my profile). It works, but as soon as I close spotify and I open it again the playlist appears as secret again.

 

Can't get rid of it, spotify seems to be unable to remember my preference

Re: Playliste are not secret as it says

Peter__
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@Marco_Spelta wrote:

I have almost the opposite problem. I removed the tick from "make new playlist public" in preferences, then wanted to make a single playlist public. So I marked it as public (from my profile). It works, but as soon as I close spotify and I open it again the playlist appears as secret again.

 

Can't get rid of it, spotify seems to be unable to remember my preference


Is it your starred playlist you are having issues with or another one? 

 

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Marco_Spelta
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Yes, it's my starred playlist. I would like to keep it public. But everytime I open Spotify it appears as secret, even if I marked it as public during the previous session.

 

Do you know if this normal?

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