2 Easy Ways to Add Friends on Spotify

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Are you a voracious audiophile? Spotify offers a wide range of music and podcasts, and it's also great for finding out what audio your friends have been listening to lately. Even with a free account, you can add friends on Spotify by linking your Facebook account or by searching for their profile. This way, you can discover awesome new music and keep up with your friends’ interests.

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  • Stay updated on the type of music and podcasts your friends are loving.
  • Discover awesome new audio you might not have heard about yet.

How to Add Someone on Spotify by Linking Facebook

I find this to be the easiest and most convenient way of adding friends on Spotify. By linking your Facebook account, Spotify can check your friends list and show you those that have a Spotify profile as well. Here's how to follow someone on Spotify by linking your Facebook account and following them:

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  1. Open the Spotify app and tap the Settings icon in the upper-right corner.

    Tap the settings icon in the upper right corner.
  2. Tap your profile icon at the top of the screen.

    Tap your profile.
  3. Tap the More icon in the upper-right corner.

    Tap the three dots in the upper right.
  4. Tap Find Friends.

    Tap Find Friends.
  5. Tap Connect to Facebook.

    Tap Connect to Facebook.
  6. Tap Continue to give Spotify permission to access your Facebook app.

  7. Enter your Facebook username and password and tap Log in

  8. Now when you return to the Spotify app, tap the More icon and Find Friends to view a list of your Facebook friends who also use Spotify. Tap the Follow icon next to a profile to friend that person.

What I like about this option is that you only need to link Facebook to your Spotify account once. Then moving forward, you can simply check your friends list from time to time to see if any friends have opened a Spotify account. For more nifty tips, consider signing up for our free Tip of the Day newsletter.

How to Add Friends on Spotify by Searching for Them

If you're looking for a way to add friends on Spotify without Facebook, you can search for their profiles. However, with this method, you will likely want to verify the profile belongs to your friend before following it, as their Spotify username will be displayed. Here's how to add friends on Spotify by searching for their profile: 

  1. Open the Spotify app and tap Search.

    Tap Search.
  2. Tap the search bar and type your friend’s name.

    Tap the search bar and type your friend’s name.
  3. Tap the profile that matches. For this example, we're using the Majestic Casual Spotify profile.

    Tap the profile that matches.
  4. Tap Follow.

    Tap Follow.
  5. You will now be able to see this friend’s activity and find out more about what they’ve been listening to. If you change your mind and want to unfollow a profile, tap Following.

    If you wish to unfollow this profile, simply tap the Following icon.

Now you can start following all of your friends on Spotify and stay up-to-date on their music tastes. You might even discover new songs or artists through your friends’ listening activity! To make the most of Spotify's fun features, you can also learn how to see lyrics on Spotify.

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Rhett Intriago

Rhett Intriago is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, offering his expertise in all things iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods. He enjoys writing on topics related to maintaining privacy in a digital world, as well as iPhone security. He’s been a tech enthusiast all his life, with experiences ranging from jailbreaking his iPhone to building his own gaming PC.

Despite his disdain for the beach, Rhett is based in Florida. In his free time, he enjoys playing the latest games, spoiling his cats, or discovering new places with his wife, Kyla.