Too Much Sharing On Spotify?

by | Oct 11, 2011 | Fun Stuff, In The News, Practical Tips, Social Media

Spotify & Facebook LogosWith the recent changes to the Facebook profile, it was a certainty that the way certain programs, websites and apps interacted with the social media giant would change as well.  The online world is moving to a space where people share what they’re doing, where they’re doing it and who they’re with.  Music super-app Spotify is following this creed and allows you to connect with your Facebook account so you can share what you’re listening to with your Facebook friends and see what they’re listening to.  Rather than posting these updates to your wall, they’re posted to your activities and show up almost like little news blurbs such as:

  • Greg created the “Remember the 90’s? They Were Awesome!” playlist
  • Greg listened to “The Touch” by Stan Bush

But what if you don’t WANT your friends to know what you’re listening to?  Never fear… if you want to keep your Britney Spears obsession under wraps, there is a quick and easy way to turn off this setting so you can once again enjoy your Justin Bieber, Nickelback, Def Leppard or [insert your guilty pleasure here] without getting ridiculed by your friends.

How To Turn Off Spotify Facebook Sharing

Sure you could always just completely disconnect your Facebook account from Spotify, but what fun would that be?

  • In Spotify, choose EDIT and then PREFERENCES

In the preferences screen, simply uncheck “Get personal recommendations by sending music you play to your Facebook Timeline”

Turn off Spotify sharing to Facebook

And just like that… you can now CHOOSE which songs you share to your Facebook wall.  They’ll no longer appear in your timeline but rather as status updates.

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