Folks this is just ridiculous at this point.
I have been a spotify user for 4 years now. And I still cant share music or connect socially with ppl i'm following or ppl that are following that are not my friends on fb.
1/ discover cool playlist via search (search for a song or something)
2/ follow the user
3/ find a song i think the user would like based on playlist
4/ click share > sent to > type users name
5/ user doesnt show up. Stuck. Cant send message to user.
6/ close window in frustration.
User shows up in autocomplete. Tap on user. Tap send.
A new message thread shows up in my inbox for further conversation.
I will bet good money this is hurting your engagement, retention and referral metrics.
Its been too long. come on folks. fix. this.