How to Find and Add Friends on Spotify Music Platform

Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming platforms, with over 456 million users worldwide. Connecting with friends on Spotify allows you to see what music they are listening to, share playlists, and discover new artists and songs through their activity and recommendations. Here is a guide on how to find and add friends on Spotify using different methods.

Connect Spotify with Facebook

The easiest way to find friends on Spotify is by connecting your Spotify account with Facebook. Here are the steps:

On Mobile:

  • Open the Spotify app and tap on the Settings icon on the top right
  • Scroll down and select View Profile
  • Tap on the three dots icon and select Find Friends
  • Tap on Connect to Facebook and log in to your Facebook account
  • Spotify will show you a list of friends who also use Spotify. Tap Add Friend to follow them

On Desktop:

  • Click on your profile picture on the top right and select Settings
  • On the left sidebar, click on Social
  • Under Facebook, click on Connect to Facebook and log in
  • Spotify will show your Facebook friends who are also on Spotify. Click Follow to add them

Once connected, you can go to Spotify’s Find Friends section anytime to see if new friends have joined.

Search for Friends by Username

If your friends are not on Facebook, you can still add them by searching for their Spotify username:

On Mobile/Desktop:

  • Tap on Search and type: spotify:user:<their username>
  • Hit enter and open their profile
  • Tap/Click on the Follow button to add them

You’ll have to ask your friends for their exact Spotify username first.

Share Profile Links

Another way is by sharing Spotify profile links.

To find your link:

  • Go to your Spotify profile
  • Copy the URL from the address bar
  • Share that link with friends

To add friends using shared links:

  • Open the Spotify profile link your friend sent
  • Tap/Click on Follow to add them

This allows you to add friends without needing their usernames.

Scan Spotify Codes

Spotify Codes allow you to easily connect with other users by scanning their code.

To find your Spotify Code:

  • Open Spotify and tap on Settings
  • Scroll down to Spotify Codes and tap on Get Your Spotify Code
  • Point your phone’s camera at your friend’s code to scan and add them

To scan your friends’ codes:

  • Ask them to share their Spotify Code with you
  • Open Spotify, tap on Search, and select the camera icon
  • Point your camera at their code to scan and add them

Spotify Codes provide the quickest way to connect without needing usernames or profile links.

See Friend Activity

Once connected on Spotify, you can see your friends’ activity in the Friend Activity feed.

On Desktop:

  • Click on the Friend Activity tab on the right panel
  • It will show recently played artists and tracks by friends

On Mobile:

  • Go to your profile and tap on Following
  • This shows the latest activity from friends you follow

See what your friends are playing in real-time and discover new music through their activity.

Share Playlists and Blends

You can directly collaborate with friends on Spotify by creating shared playlists and Blends:

  • Shared Playlists: You and your friends can add tracks to the same playlist
  • Blends: Spotify combines your musical tastes into one playlist that updates daily

This allows you to bond over music and keep your song collections synchronized.

Join or Host a Group Session

Spotify’s Group Sessions let you listen to music in real-time sync with friends:

  • Join a Session: Tap/Click on your friend’s shared session link to directly join
  • Host a Session: Tap/Click Start Session and share the link for others to join

Group Sessions make it feel like you are listening together in the same room.


Connecting with friends makes Spotify a more social experience, allowing you to discover new music together and bond over shared playlists. Follow the steps outlined to find friends by Facebook connections, usernames, profile links, codes, and more. The Friend Activity feed, Blends, and Group Sessions further help you share music in real-time. Use Spotify to stay connected with friends and expand each other’s musical tastes.