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Privacy settings

Spotify is a great way to share your love of music with people all over the world, but sometimes you may want to keep your activity backstage. This guide will help you take control of your privacy.

Hide your Spotify activity 

Note: Requires desktop app

Anyone can follow you on Spotify, but they don’t have to see your activity if you don’t want them to.

  1. Open the Spotify desktop app.
  2. In the top-right corner, click  > Settings.
  3. Under Social, click any switch to adjust the setting. 

Here’s a further explanation of each of the options:

  • Automatically make new playlists public 
    Switch this OFF (grey) to keep all new playlists hidden.
  • Private session
    Switch this ON (green) to temporarily hide your listening from the activity feed. 
  • Publish my activity on Spotify
    Switch this OFF (grey) to never show what you’re listening to on the Activity Feed.
  • Show my current Top Artists
    Switch this OFF (grey) to hide the round-up of the artists you listen to most from your profile page.

Hide specific playlists

You can choose which playlists you want to be visible to others. 

On the desktop app or web player, just right-click your playlist and choose Make Secret.

On mobiles and tablets, tap  (iOS), or  (Android) next to your playlist and choose Make Secret.

What am I not able to hide?    

Your profile page is always visible to other Spotify members, even if they don’t follow you. This includes your username, profile picture, public playlists, recently played artists, who you follow, and your followers.