What is the Private Session?

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What is the Private Session?

SpotifyUser1
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I am just wondering what is Private Session? I don't want my songs to be shared on the Spotify Activity bar next to my friend's activity. Does having Private Session checked mean I can listen withoutsharing my activity?

 

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user-removed
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Hey Rocio,

 

Great response, however I want to add some things to this.

 

When you use a Private session option, nothing posted to Facebook, Spotify Social and Last.fm. ;)

 

Cheers.

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Hey there folks,

 

Thanks for reaching out here in the Community about this. 

 

By default, anyone who follows you on Spotify can see what you’re listening to with Friend Activity.

 

If you'd like your activity to not be displayed there, you can switch on Private Listening. There's more info on how to do this on your device here

 

Keep in mind that a Private Session ends automatically when you restart Spotify, or after a long period of inactivity.

 

Further, anything you listen to in a Private Session may not influence your music recommendations, for example your Discover Weekly.

 

Hope this helps clarify things! If there's anything else we can help with, just give us a shout and we'll be happy to lend a hand.

 

Have a lovely day :)

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Re: What is the Private Session?

Rocio
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Hello there!

 

Exactly, when you click on "Private session" that means everything you listen to on Spotify will not appear on Facebook, so no one will know about it. 

 

I hope this helps, 

 

Thanks for using this community :)

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user-removed
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Hey Rocio,

 

Great response, however I want to add some things to this.

 

When you use a Private session option, nothing posted to Facebook, Spotify Social and Last.fm. ;)

 

Cheers.

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floristijdink
Newbie

that is not true!,

 

When i listin my songs in private session, they still appear as my favorite songs if someone looks in all my favorites, so it is not entirely private. can you delete this?

Re: What is the Private Session?

Jude
Spotify Legend

Check out Preferences (Win: Edit menu; Mac: Spotify menu)

 

You can choose where to share under Activity Sharing

You can choose what to show in your profile under Profile

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Lukasvan3L
Newbie

on the iPad app, the private session only lasts for 6 hours, then it gets reset to a public session!?! 

How come it's not respecting my privacy settings?

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Peter__
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I'm pretty sure Private Session gets reset on all platforms after a set amount of time or after you log out and back in again. 

If you don't want to share, you can turn Spotify social and sharing to Facebook off from the Spotify > Preferences menu.

 

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Flick9
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So basically it is not possible to be antisocial by default on spotif? The first thing I do after launching spotify is to turn the private. Session on. Music can be a very privatethingfor a lot of people. Can't believe this policy. 

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Richard
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@Flick9 wrote:

So basically it is not possible to be antisocial by default on spotif? The first thing I do after launching spotify is to turn the private. Session on. Music can be a very privatethingfor a lot of people. Can't believe this policy. 


Turning your sharing off in your Preferences as described above will do the trick. Private Sessions will expire after an amount of time or logging out, but your Preferences are saved.

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Re: What is the Private Session?

Flick9
Casual Listener

Thanks Richard. 

 

The problem was I kept looking fothis'll option on the iPad and couldn't find it. Hence my frustration. And on the subject of the iPad. There's no cursor in the input teleaving on the commenting on this forum. Any ideas?

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