How to Stop Spotify from Posting Songs You Listen To on Facebook

Posted by Mayank on September 25, 2011 in Facebook

Facebook has launched a lot of social apps and Spotify is one of them. If you want to hear free streaming – Spotify is for you. Spotify is a great way of listening to music on the go – no need to fill up your music player or computer with tons of music files. Just use Spotify on the go and millions of soundtracks are available for you.

The annoying aspect of the Facebook social apps (Spotify included) is that they’re starting to invade my privacy. Spotify posts all the songs you listen to in your RECENT ACTIVITY. Do I want all my friends to know which all songs I’ve been listening to? Your friends will see your recent activity like below

spotify recent activity in Facebook

To disable this annoying feature and stop Spotify from posting songs you listen to on Facebook, go to your Spotify application and then navigate to Spotify -> Preferences in the menu bar. Then uncheck the option “Get personal recommendations by sending music you play to Facebook’s Open Graph”.

change spotify preferences

Once you’ve done this, you can be rest assured that your recent activities do not contain every detail of which all songs you listened to! There is an alternate solution as well – this time the settings can be made in Facebook itself.

To disable this annoying feature and stop Spotify from posting songs you listen to on Facebook, logon to your Facebook account, click the dropdown button next to the Home button in the top right corner of your screen. Select Privacy Settings.

Once in the Privacy Settings page, go to the Apps and Websites section and click Edit Settings.

facebook apps and websites edit settings

Once inside Apps and Websites, locate the Apps You Use section and click the Edit Settings located next to it. Next you are in the Spotify Settings area and at the bottom of the page, you will be able to locate App activity privacy. By default it is Public.

spotify settings

Click the dropdown next to it and click Customize.

customize privacy settingsNow you have the option to custom privacy as per your comfort level. I do not wish to share every song you listen to on Facebook – I wish to share whatever I want and wish to have control over it. Hence, I selected the Option “Only Me” in These people or lists.

custom privacyUse this option and you can start using Spotify without worrying if you’re sharing too much and stop Spotify from posting songs you listen to on Facebook.

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