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Deactivate public session and remove pop-up notifications

Deactivate public session and remove pop-up notifications

Every now and then when I open Spotify I receive a notification pop-up within the app suggesting to join someone else's session. I have thoroughly looked for an option to do so in the configuration, but have failed to find anything related to it.

I really want to turn this off because it is extremely annoying, but what is insanely distressing is that I don't know whether other people get the same notification suggesting to join MY sessions. If that happens, it is a ridiculous breech of privacy that makes me feel extremely uncomfortable.

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Hey @vituutiv,


Thanks for posting in the Community and welcome.


When you're connected to a speaker, the app has the option to allow other users to use it and control it if they are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. However, you have the option to turn it off.


To do so, on the Now playing view, hit the name of the device currently playing on the bottom left part of the screen. Then, you'll see the option "Multiple people can join and control this speaker" below the speaker's name. Turn it off, and it will prevent other users from joining your session.


On another note, we can confirm it's currently not possible to disable those notifications; we understand where you're coming from and we appreciate the time you took to write this to us. 


We'd like you to know another user had similar request, so they posted an idea about it in our Idea Boards:

  1. [Android][Other] Default setting group session on speaker disabled

We think this is a great idea too! That's why we'd suggest adding your vote in the thumbs up icon and subscribing to it in the three-dot menu. That way you can stay up-to-date with any relevant news about these.


We appreciate your feedback. We know you’d like to make this as an opportunity for Spotify to become an incredible app.


We'll be here if anything else comes up. Once again, thanks for the feedback.

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