Songs automatically added to liked list without my input.

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Songs automatically added to liked list without my input.

Casual Listener

Plan

Free

Country

Scotland

Device

Multiple

Operating System

Windows 10

 

My Question or Issue

Songs are being automatically added to my 'liked' selection without my consent or input.

Random songs are added in batches of 4-10 every day to my liked selection, these are not songs I've ever listened to, they are not by artists I've listened to, they are not from albums I listen to, they are not even from a genre I listen to.

My account is fully secure, they are not added by a third party misusing my account.

 

These songs are almost exclusively explicit, obscene and generally so awfully performed I don't even consider them as music. It is an excessive level of gross spam.

 

From previous comments on this issue this is an issue that affects both free and premium users.

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Previous comments on this issue are responded to with a request for further information, there is no further relevant information I can provide.

 

Can someone please list the ways that a song can be added to my liked list without me clicking the heart icon myself.

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If this is a known money-making feature of spotify i suggest you provide an option for an opt out, I add and listen to songs I like, and if I want new songs I will hunt them out and add them to my liked list. Having spotify automatically adding songs i don't like to my liked list defeats the point of having a liked list 0_o it makes no sense.

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Re: Songs automatically added to liked list without my input.

Rock Star 11
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Hi @Akkar!

I'm sorry to hear you're having trouble with this. It sounds like someone else may have gained access to your Spotify account. I'd recommend checking out this Support article for the next steps to take.

 

Let me know how things go!

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Re: Songs automatically added to liked list without my input.

Casual Listener

Thanks Jose 

 

But the issue is not unauthorised access to my account. To be extra sure i have changed my password twice since your reply and the issue persists.

 

Why would someone make their way into my account just to add random unrelated 'music' to my liked list?

I really need someone from spotify to say how songs can be added to my liked list without me manually clicking the heart icon, excluding unauthorised access to my account

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Re: Songs automatically added to liked list without my input.

Spotify Legend

Hey @Akkar,

 

There this three ways how songs can be added to your playlists:

 

  1. Free users with playlists that contain less than 5 songs will have songs added until it reaches 5 songs
  2. A friend, family member or unauthorized person is logged into your account by accident and is adding music
  3. You authorized a third party to add songs to your Library

Of course we have a feature called Autoplay. When enabled, it will continue playing similar songs after your playlist has ended. These songs won't actually be added to your playlist. They will simply play after your playlist has ended. More info about Autoplay can be found here.

 

When in doubt, it's always good to follow the steps on this page. One of our Customer Support representatives will get this resolved for you.

 

Hope it helps. Let us know if you have further questions.

 

Have a nice day.

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Re: Songs automatically added to liked list without my input.

Casual Listener

Hi Guido,

 

Thanks for your efforts

 

1) 5 songs on playlist
it isn't that, there are many songs on my 'liked list'

 

2) unauthorized access

it's not that, changed passwords multiple times to test that, i also don't see why anyone would gain unauthorized access just to add some random songs to my collection.

 

3) authorized third party
Not to my knowledge, and not that i can see, is there a way to check? I tried disabling targetted advertising permissions but had no effect

 

it's not autoplay, these are songs that are added to the top of my liked list.

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it's not a 'playlist' exactly that is having trouble it is my 'liked songs' list

 

i.e. songs which i have clicked the little heart icon for, could that mean a different answer?

 

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Re: Songs automatically added to liked list without my input.

Visitor

Hello Guido,

 

Akkar seems to not be alone with this problem. For about a month, random songs are added on the top of my “liked songs” list.

1) This is very annoying and time-consuming because in my case songs are added daily by batches of about 100 - 150 songs! They can however be any genre of music: mostly orchestral and classical music. But I came across Jazz, Electronic, Rap, Pop... music that I never looked up on my Spotify Premium account or even heard of! It takes me about 30min to remove them, until the next day when another batch of 150 new random and unknown songs reappear and I have to redo the whole time-consuming process...
2) Like Akkar, I changed my password several times and never shared or mentioned any of them.

3) Like Akkar, I have never authorized a third party to have access to my Spotify Premium account. 

Knowing my problem started around the same time as when Akkar first posted on this same problem, I really think this is a (update?) bug rather than a hack on my account or an authorized third party using it.

Could this issue be fixed ASAP because my time is really not worth deleting this load of songs everyday in my “liked songs” list, which I mostly listen to when I use my Spotify Premium...

Hopefully someone has a solution to this issue soon!

 

Thanks for your help!

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Re: Songs automatically added to liked list without my input.

Spotify Legend

Hey all,

 

Check here to whom you've provided access to your account:

 

https://www.spotify.com/account/apps/

 

Remove any app you don't know/trust.

 

Hope it helps! Let us know how it goes.

 

Have a nice day.

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Re: Songs automatically added to liked list without my input.

Casual Listener

I have 1,000+ songs in my playlist.

 

i have changed my password multiple times now.

 

Spotify continuously adds random songs to my “Liked Music” that have zero similarity to my listening habits/taste. This is extremely annoying. What is happening? It’s not an account security issue.

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Re: Songs automatically added to liked list without my input.

Casual Listener
I am having the same exact issue and I am a premium member. songs are being #ghostliked and added to my playlist. Looks like it's been months since this issue was reported so I would like to request an escalation if it isn't fixed yet.
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Visitor

I'm having this exact same issue. Luckily it hasn't been as frequently as you guys have been experiencing it. About 2 weeks ago I noticed all these songs being added to my liked list that i dont listen to. I removed all of them and now 2 weeks later the same type of songs are reappearing in my liked list. It's some type of electric funko pop house music. I just removed them again because they keep playing while I'm trying to listen to my liked songs on shuffle!

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