[Social] Block Followers

I believe there should be a way to block people that are following you on Spotify. When blocked, the user will automatically unfollow you and will not be able to find you, or view your public playlists.

 

Blocking should be possible via both username and email address.

 

Liam

Updated on 2018-07-09

Hey folks.

We're changing this status to good idea.

 

We definitely think this is a strong idea, however it isn't in our current road map.
The teams behind our social features are aware that you're bringing your feedback here and we're working closely with them to bring forward all your comments and concerns.

If there are any updates on blocking Spotify followers we will let you know here first.

Thanks everyone!

Comments
HibiscusRose
Newbie

Eight years and no update.

The only option seems to be:

  1. Cancel Spotify Premium
  2. Create new Spotify Premium account
  3. Make playlists Public on old Spotify account
  4. Copy over playlists to new Spotify account
  5. RIP Liked Songs that can't transfer over

It's not hard to add a block or removal feature. Spotify is choosing not to implement it.

jemarquezh
Newbie

This profile is following me called "The Green Raver". It has 66k followers and follows exacly 1000 users. I can't report casue is not an artist but it is.

blake10000
Newbie

Please give us an option to block people. It's ridiculous that a music streaming app is where people I no longer speak to are keeping tabs on me. I'm not discarding my other followers or playlists to start fresh over a few people. Just give us the update.

blake10000
Newbie

Also, as suggested by someone a few pages before me, everyone who wants to bring more attention to the blocking feature should reply to the recent release notes. I don't know if Spotify will ever resolve to actually listen to its userbase, but it's worth a try to get their attention through this. Thanks. https://community.spotify.com/t5/Community-Blog/January-2021-Ideas-Review/bc-p/5184155#M19182

maynardb
Newbie

Still no block feature despite the new UI rollout. Great. Thank you Spotify. I must have missed the petition on this site with tens of thousands of signatures from 2013 begging for them to remove the ability to easily browse saved/liked songs by artist which is why they did that instead of adding a block feature.

emalleus
Visitor

Users have been asking for this feature for almost a decade. Yet Spotfiy continues to endanger their users by not providing this basic safety and privacy feature.

loeffe
Newbie

Wow. I'm surprised this hasn't been implemented when users have been asking for it since 2013(!)

ZeroZephyr
Newbie

We're begging for a block feature. It feels so uncomfortable having some stranger and people I no longer want in my life following me.

ParentalControl
Composer
matik20
Visitor

So what, we need to massively cancel our subscriptions to show them that we are unsatisfied?! There was almost no positive changes in last two years. UI is still bad, at this point propably I have to create a new account anyway, because one creepy follower won't stop following me, and stalking my friends[!!!] (Spotify should be sued for that) and also I'm seeing podcasts although I'm not listening to them at all.