[Security] 2-Factor Authentication

Spotify should, as a matter of good practice and safety, implement 2-step authentication.

 

Previously, Spotify enabled the option to log out other sessions other than the current session.

 

This would prevent hackers from stealing accounts, which would additionaly lead to less account hacks and less work for Spotify employees to assist in these cases.

 

More info: https://twofactorauth.org

Updated on 2018-10-18

Hi everyone, thanks for bringing us your feedback in the Spotify Idea Exchange. We’re ready to mark this idea as ‘Under Consideration’. 

 

We are currently investigating various solutions for account security for our users, e.g. 2-factor authentication. Any news regarding user-facing security updates will be posted to this thread as a status change.

 

If you'd like further information about protecting your account please visit our Support Site here.

Comments
Midnight1200
Casual Listener
Honestly I think they’ll sooner fire the agents before actually responding
to the issue
Katex
Newbie
Yeah I could try that, my only concern would be that they just end up
firing the support staff and not addressing the issue. This is spotify
we're dealing with here but it could be worth a shot. Surely they can't
fire all their support agents
Buhloone
Visitor

Get two step verification approved ASAP. I’m tired of having to create new passwords anytime somebody hacks into my account.

SevenDaysOfFire
Newbie

It's 2022, almost 7 years to the day that this was originally posted.  Over seven THOUSAND people went out of their way to come here and voted to agree this was a good idea.
Why does Spotify still not have Multi-Factor Authentication?  Securing my account by only letting me change my password and sign out of current sessions does nothing to prevent future security breaches..

Wubwubwooble
Newbie
Because 2fa too hard to implement, takes a lot of time ;-;

Fr though. Just don't use Spotify until they get in it. That'll show them.
Get your friends in in it.
Josh_Wobbles
Newbie
  • Because 2fa too hard to implement, takes a lot of time ;-;

Actually there are so many turnkey solutions for 2fa from companies like Google, that it's literally a plug and play solution. Far easier to implement than all the stupid features they keep adding that I see nobody asking for.

Wubwubwooble
Newbie
I know, that was the joke **bleep**
manutfly
Visitor

I was tired of waiting the multiple verification, so i moved to apple music and i am pretty happy with the service, is quite similar to spotify except it has better security.

Midnight1200
Casual Listener
I used YouTube red. I like the no ad service anyway, might as well use it
for more than that with their music app, plus with Google it’s more secure
(provided they don’t actually sell your info or anything, but who doesn’t
have their doubts anymore) and it’s a similar selection. The only
difference is shuffle but I never used it much with Spotify.
LdsJonBoy
Newbie

It is quite ridiculous that Spotify doesn't have 2FA yet. It is now considered "the standard" for any major website or service. Spotify representatives love to claim that "security of your accounts remains Spotify's top priority". This is simply false without AT LEAST having 2-Factor Authentication. Simply sending an email when someone logs in to our accounts from across the world is not enough. Most of us are not "Globetrotters," signing on in multiple countries all over the place. 
Please do better Spotify...