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Sharing with non-Facebook friends?

LMS928
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Is there a way to share a playlist with someone who is a Spotify member but not Facebook? Thanks! 

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Re: Sharing with non-Facebook friends?

Peter__
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@seanpdcrean wrote:

Sorry but i dont understand what you mean. I am trying to find my friend milkybottom so what would i type in to the spotify search bar please? Thanks


Hey! Welcome to the community :) 

Copy and paste this into the main Spotify search box on the desktop client and then hit enter:

spotify:user:milkybottom

that should open your friends profile.

 

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Re: Sharing with non-Facebook friends?

Taylor
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Hi, and welome to the community!

 

Yep :)


If you go to the sotify search bar and search spotify:user:username replacing username with the your friends UN, it should bring up their profile. You can then follow them from there, and share playlists with them through Spotify.

 

Anthony :)

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Re: Sharing with non-Facebook friends?

LMS928
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Thanks! 

Re: Sharing with non-Facebook friends?

seanpdcrean
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Sorry but i dont understand what you mean. I am trying to find my friend milkybottom so what would i type in to the spotify search bar please? Thanks

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Re: Sharing with non-Facebook friends?

Peter__
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@seanpdcrean wrote:

Sorry but i dont understand what you mean. I am trying to find my friend milkybottom so what would i type in to the spotify search bar please? Thanks


Hey! Welcome to the community :) 

Copy and paste this into the main Spotify search box on the desktop client and then hit enter:

spotify:user:milkybottom

that should open your friends profile.

 

Peter

Peter
Spotify Community Mentor and Troubleshooter

Spotify Last.FM Twitter LinkedIn Meet Peter Rock Star Jam 2014


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Re: Sharing with non-Facebook friends?

seanpdcrean
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Thanks Pierre, muchos gracias amigo:-)

Re: Sharing with non-Facebook friends?

DMT1
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Greetings. I've been a premium subscriber for two years.

 

I cannot tell you how upset I was when Spotify changed their "sharing" options to "following".

 

I used to be able to simply drag a song over to the "favorite people" bar when I wanted to share music with my wife or close friends.

 

Then Spotify eliminated the Favorites bar. It was changed it so thatI had to "RIGHT CLICK - click share - type in person's name - click or TAB - click send"

 

If that wasn't bad enough, now Spotify has changed it so when I type in my wife's name it doesn't even find her because you've eliminated my favorite people list. So now I have to "follow" anyone to whom I want to send music? What if I don't want my feed clogged with a bunch of that nonsense? What if I don't want to have to individually go find everyone's user name?

 

And now this garbage about typing in "spotify:user:<handlename.>"

 

Are you serious?

 

If I wanted to have to code, I would fire up my Web site editor... Spotify has succeeded in making sharing music about as difficult as possible, short of me having to physically driving over to my friend's house and plugging my iPhone into his sound dock.

Re: Sharing with non-Facebook friends?

Peter__
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I know its not ideal, but I have written a new tutorial on all of the methods of finding your friends in Spotify here:

http://community.spotify.com/t5/Spotify-Community-Blog/Tutorial-Finding-Friends-All-Methods/bc-p/423...

 

The new follow system is better designed in my opinion, since your feed now only shows activity which you want to see rather than all of your Facebook friends. The loss of favourites is a bit of a pain, but once you have manually followed them again you should not need to do it again. 

 

Peter

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Re: Sharing with non-Facebook friends?

DMT1
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Thank you for your prompt reply.

 

I - like most people - have more than 6 Facebook friends.

 

The only way I can find my friend is if I SPECIFICALLY KNOW his username or if I get lucky enough for him to show up in the "Find Facebook Friends on Spotify" feature?

 

I have no idea what everyone else chooses for their username!

 

Do the Spotify software engineers even use the service?!?!?!?

 

BRING FAVORITES BACK

 

MAKE FINDING MY FRIENDS EASIER

 

 

Re: Sharing with non-Facebook friends?

wshannon
Newbie

I figured out how to find my non-Facebook friends from the instructions (thanks by the way) from a PC.  Is there a way to find non-Facebook friends from the iPhone app?  I tried to search for the same friend, but nothing comes up.

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