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How do I stop links from automatically playing?

victorolaitan

Plan

Premium

Country

  • Canada

Device

Pixel 4A

Operating System

Android 12

My Question or Issue

It's really frustrating when I'm listening to music & a friend shares a link to an album/artist/song & when I click the link (just to take a look), Spotify stops what I'm listening to & starts playing that album/artist/song.

I have looked around & can't find anything to fix this. I'm honestly so annoyed that this is an actual "feature". Please help me turn this thing off, it's really ruining my experience.

This also happens sometimes on desktop.

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Alex

Hey @victorolaitan,


Thanks for the post!

 

Opening a link to a song on mobile will result in the app opening and playing that song.

 

There is no way to switch this off manually from the Spotify app settings.

 

Hope you find this info helpful. Don't hesitate to reach out again if you have questions.

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Alex

Hey @victorolaitan,


Thanks for the post!

 

Opening a link to a song on mobile will result in the app opening and playing that song.

 

There is no way to switch this off manually from the Spotify app settings.

 

Hope you find this info helpful. Don't hesitate to reach out again if you have questions.

AlexModerator
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jacobhanson1010

That's just awful!

luizzeross

I think most of users don't like this intrusive behavior of the app. I just clicked a song on WhatsApp to look what my friend was sending me, it stopped my playlist and started playing the song from the link immediately. I was only gonna look the artist page. =/ Put an option to disable this!!!!

p_7b56-ogs1e

Losing my existing queue or spot in a long playlist is very frustrating.

Can you please change the link behavior to at least implement a prompt asking options like: "Play now", "Add to queue", "View only"?

This applies to the desktop client, as well.

TonySnark

Yes, super helpful... not.

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