Friend Activity

For: Desktop

Feast your eyes on your friends’ ears!

Friend Activity shows the listening activity of any friends or public profiles (including brands and celebrities) that you follow.

To show/hide Friend Activity:

  1. Click  in the top-right corner and select Settings.
  2. Under Display Options, switch Show Friend Activity on (green), or off (gray).

Note: Your Spotify desktop window needs to be at least 1190 pixels wide for the friend feed to show. 


Anyone that follows you can see what you’re listening to. If you'd like to hide your activity, you can turn on Private listening.

Tip: To see who’s following you, click your name in the top right corner of the app and click FOLLOWERS.

The Friend Activity can sometimes experience minor delays, but if it’s not updated in over a week the following can help fix it:

  • Check the app is up-to-date.
  • Check your device’s operating system is up-to-date.
  • Restart the app. 
  • Log out of Spotify, then back in. 
  • Reinstall the app.
    Note: You'll need to redownload any offline music after reinstalling.

Last updated: 28 January, 2021

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