How to See What Your Friends are Listening to on Spotify? A Complete Guide

On Spotify, you can see what songs your friends are listening to and it takes only a few steps to check it, learn here the step-by-step procedure to see your friends' activity on Spotify.

by V Gomala

Updated Apr 03, 2024

How to See What Your Friends are Listening to on Spotify? A Complete Guide

Can You Check Your Friends' Spotify Activity?

Spotify has an interesting feature called Friend Activity. It allows you to look at what your friends are listening to. So, if you are curious about what your friend's favorite song is or if you are looking for some fresh music, checking your friends' Spotify activity is a great way to do it.

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On Spotify, you can see how long ago your friends were listening to something and what they were listening to. Yes. By default, anyone who follows you on Spotify can see what you are listening to. Similarly, you can also see what the people you follow are listening to.

So, if you are curious to know how to see your friend’s activity on Spotify, scroll down and check how it is done.

How to See What Your Friends are Listening to on Spotify?

On Mobile

Here are the steps to see your friend’s activity on Spotify on mobile:

  • Open your Spotify app on your phone.
  • Look for the little icon that represents a person at the top left corner of the screen. Tap on that.

How to See What Your Friends are Listening to on Spotify? A Complete Guide

  • Next, tap on your name where it says ‘View Profile.’

How to See What Your Friends are Listening to on Spotify? A Complete Guide

  • You can see a list of options. Choose ‘Followers.’

How to See What Your Friends are Listening to on Spotify? A Complete Guide

  • Now, you can see a list of your friends who follow you on Spotify.

How to See What Your Friends are Listening to on Spotify? A Complete Guide

  • Pick one to see what they are listening to.

How to See What Your Friends are Listening to on Spotify? A Complete Guide

Note: On the mobile app, you can check out your friends' playlists and the artists they are listening to. But what you see might depend on what your friends have decided to share. For instance, if they only share their playlists, that's all you can see.

On Desktop

Here are the steps to see your friend’s activity on Spotify on desktop:

  • Open the Spotify app on your computer. Look for your profile icon. It's usually at the top right. Click on it.

How to See What Your Friends are Listening to on Spotify? A Complete Guide

  • Now, select ‘Profile’ to open your profile page.

How to See What Your Friends are Listening to on Spotify? A Complete Guide

  • You can see a tab that says ‘Followers.’ Click on that. A list of your friends who follow you on Spotify will appear.

How to See What Your Friends are Listening to on Spotify? A Complete Guide

  • Click on any of your friend's profile.

How to See What Your Friends are Listening to on Spotify? A Complete Guide

  • Now, you can see what they are listening to.

How to See What Your Friends are Listening to on Spotify? A Complete Guide

Note: When you use the desktop app, you get more details compared to the mobile app. You can see not only their playlists and recently played artists but also who they follow and who follows them.

Steps to Show or Hide Your Spotify Activity

It is simple to show or hide your Spotify activity. This is how it is done:

On the mobile app:

  1. Open Spotify and go to ‘Settings and Privacy.’
  2. Scroll down until you find ‘Social.’
  3. Tap ‘Private session’ to hide your activity.

On desktop:

  1. Click on your profile icon.
  2. Select Private session.

You can see a padlock icon indicating that your session is private. This hides your listening activity from others. It will automatically end after six hours. To show your activity again, just turn off the private session and enable the ‘Listening activity’ feature in the Social section.

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