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[Desktop][Connect] Remove the facebook panel

GubmentCheez
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This is now mandatory for people who aren't interested in using it. Clicking the button opens a facebook login page which facebook uses to track, even if you are not a facebook member.

My idea is to remove this forced feature from spotify. At the bare minimum make it opt-in only. When we first open the app, ask if we want to connect to Facebook in the pane, then have the pane go away if we decline. In the options have a setting for facebook login that will re-enable this pane if anyone wants to use it.

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Re: [Desktop][Connect] Remove the facebook panel

Xenia
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Hey there @GubmentCheez,

 

Thanks for reaching out about this here in the Community!

 

If you don't want to see the Friend Feed you should be able to switch it off completely in the app Settings:

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Hope this helps. Let us know if you have any further questions 🙂

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Re: [Desktop][Connect] Remove the facebook panel

Xenia
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Hey there @GubmentCheez,

 

Thanks for reaching out about this here in the Community!

 

If you don't want to see the Friend Feed you should be able to switch it off completely in the app Settings:

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Hope this helps. Let us know if you have any further questions 🙂

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Re: [Desktop][Connect] Remove the facebook panel

dchipy
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This should be default off

Re: [Desktop][Connect] Remove the facebook panel

Jahf
Casual Listener
Turning this on and not giving a stupidly obvious option in the settings (ie, there should be a toggle OFF for Facebook connect next to the Facebook icon in the settings) put me in a short rage mode today.

Stop doing this kind of thing. I don't care you added it. I care the UI was enabled by default. If you want to present new options to users make it an option to turn it on. If you want to enable it on first install, fine, but don't turn it on when upgrading an install.

All you're doing is proving you CAN update the UX but that you're ignoring some of the most upvoted UX requests going for years now.

Re: [Desktop][Connect] Remove the facebook panel

Ozito
Newbie

Why is it now obligatory to connect to effing facebook to see what the people I'm following on spotify is listening to!?!??!?!

WHY DO YOU HAVE TO IMPLEMENT SUCH STUPID FUNCTIONS SPOTIFY DEVS!!!!!?

Re: [Desktop][Connect] Remove the facebook panel

Jeremy
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Hi there folks,

 

Thank you for your posts and feedback.

 

We're always testing things by adding or removing features to make Spotify better overall and we’re constantly aiming to improve our features. We’re sorry that this means you’re not able to use Spotify like you wish to do at the moment.

 

You can read more about how your feedback reaches Spotify here.

 

Once again - thanks for the feedback, we appreciate it. Let us know if we can help you with anything else. 

 

Take care!

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Re: [Desktop][Connect] Remove the facebook panel

_jyut-uvqj4o
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Sorry but your explanation rings fairly hollow. This comes down to Facebook paying Spotify to put this there and not allow users to remove it. If it is a "added feature", Spotify would allow users to make a choice. As a paid subscriber, it's REALLY annoying to see it sitting there.

Re: [Desktop][Connect] Remove the facebook panel

GubmentCheez
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Hi. Original poster here. I don't think Facebook pays to integrate with services. Additionally there are options available in the settings, as indicated in Xenia's answer, to control the visibility of the facebook panel. Please follow those instructions before judging Spotify for implementing a feature that some people find useful. 

As of writing this message I still see the option to enable and disable the panel as I desire. If you do not see that option, please post a screenshot here so the developers can see exactly what you are experiencing.

For example, here is a screenshot showing my settings that show the Facebook panel disabled.

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Re: [Desktop][Connect] Remove the facebook panel

CarlosE
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Hey there @_jyut-uvqj4o,

 

Thanks for reaching out to the Community.

 

As @Xenia mentioned in her reply above, which is marked as a solution, you can completely remove the Friend Feed panel from the right side of the app by going to Settings and toggling the option See what your friends are playing off.

 

In case you don't see the option, let us know and send us a screenshot of the options you have so we can take a closer look and further investigate.

 

Cheers!

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Re: [Desktop][Connect] Remove the facebook panel

Stonejudge717uh
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Not the view what friends are listening too option for **bleep** sake, this facebook add panel that covers up my friends activity and won't go the **bleep** away. i don't use facebook and I am so close do being done with you. Just like you say you don**bleep** to my playlist. You say stuff like not if you go premium. I have been freaking premium for years now. I have had to start a second inclusive playlist because there is so**bleep** in my 4 or 5 year old list now i can't even enjoy it. Just  fess up about your **bleep**ups and stop lying. Make this facebook**bleep** go away and let me see what my friends are viewing without**bleep** social media app. I am starting to hate this app. Pandora didn't work but there will be something else out there and when I find it I will paste it all over your forums if you don't fix**bleep**. Your support and ability to listen to your community seems to be sub par at best. Prove me wrong, get**bleep** out of my playlists, yes I am premium and yes I have adjusted my settings multiple times following your posts with never any success. If I was less busy I would have found an alternative a long time ago.

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Re: [Desktop][Connect] Remove the facebook panel

GubmentCheez
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Hi Stonejudge. I don't understand what you're saying. Cursing makes it very difficult to listen and understand the ideas and experiences you are trying to convey.

 

I think what you are asking is, Where did the Spotify friends activity go? It used to be where the facebook friends panel is now.

 

You also say something about a playlist, but that's a real head-scratcher to me. I don't understand what the problem is. Can you help us understand what the problem is?

 

Re: [Desktop][Connect] Remove the facebook panel

Stonejudge717uh
Regular
I am sorry, I am frustrated and you have not offered me anything to help.
You are constantly adding songs to my established playlist. You answer is
no we don't and not if you get premium. I have been on premium for years.
My 5 year old play list is trashed because for whatever reason it is full
of **bleep** I would never have added.

the facebook connector, I have all the settings off. I can not view my
friends online activity I just see the stupid facebook option. I signed off
facebook about 8 months ago. It has been a blessing. I will never go on
again, make this go away for me and let me see my friends' activity which I
do care about.

I care about absolutely nothing you have to offer or suggest so please stop
and just let me play my freaking music. pick a song I like, add it to my
playlist and listen to it whenever I want without adding anything for me
ok? I know what and who I like and don't need your help. Just let me listen
to my music. I thought that is what I was PAYING for. Paying being the
keyword to allow me some freedom in the use of your app. Stop shoving **bleep**
down my throat!!

Sincerely,
Nick Cramer.


Re: [Desktop][Connect] Remove the facebook panel

GubmentCheez
Regular

Hi again, I think I understand part of your problems. Please make your own thread regarding your issues so they can be properly addressed.

Re: [Desktop][Connect] Remove the facebook panel

Eni
Moderator
Moderator

Hey there @Stonejudge717uh

 

Thanks for your reply. 

 

Keep in mind that in order to see you friends activity it's necessary that you follow them first and they need to share their listening activity on Spotify. For more info, you can check this article.

 

Regarding the issue with the songs being added to your playlists, we suggest that you create a new thread since it's different from this thread's topic.

 

We'll be happy to help you there. 

 

Cheers!

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Re: [Desktop][Connect] Remove the facebook panel

-Webxorcist-
Regular

Wow! Xenia's reply is the first real reply from Spotify I've seen here!
So there are actual human beings in their team after all? 😄

I have diabetes and this makes me very happy!

 

The thing with the reply. Not the diabetes.

Re: [Desktop][Connect] Remove the facebook panel

sweeth0lic
Casual Listener
Hi! This solution, at least since the newest UI update, doesn't work! The damn thing still sits there covering a fifth of the app and it's extremely infuriating 🙂
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