How to See What People Are Listening on Spotify?

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Written by: Alex Popa

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How to See What People Are Listening on Spotify?

Do you want to see what your friends are listening to on Spotify? You can do that even if you’re not their follower.

But only if the other person has made their playlists public. If they’re private, you won’t see anything.

In short, you can see what others are listening to on Spotify by searching for their usernames on Spotify. Then, go to their profiles, and voila. You’ll see their public playlists there.

If you’ve followed someone, then you’ll find their profiles quicker by going to your profile and looking for them there.

Keep reading for a step-by-step guide on seeing what people listen to on Spotify!

How to See What People Are Listening on Spotify?

For Computer

If you’re using Spotify on a computer, follow the steps below to see what people are listening to on Spotify:

1. Click on your profile picture in the top-right corner

Click on your profile picture in the top-right corner
Click on your profile picture in the top-right corner

Open Spotify on your computer and look in the top-right corner for your profile picture and name. Click on it and follow the steps below to continue!

2. Select “Profile

Select "Profile"
Select “Profile

After you click on your profile name in the top-right corner, a window will open up with several options.

Select “Profile” from the menu and continue.

3. Select your friend’s profile

Select your friend's profile
Select your friend’s profile

In your profile, you’ll find recommended tracks and the “Following” section at the bottom of the page. There, you’ll find all the people you’re currently following.

Click on someone’s profile, and you’ll go straight to their profile on Spotify.

4. See what they’re listening to

See what they're listening to
See what they’re listening to

After you click on their profile, you’ll be taken to their profile on Spotify. This is where you can see what they’re listening to.

They should have public playlists there, and you can listen to them too. You can also add them to your playlists!

If you’re not following anyone on Spotify, you can find people to follow through the “Search” function on the left sidebar.

Click on the "Search" button on the left side bar.
Click on the “Search” button on the left sidebar.

After you do that, look for someone’s username, if you know it. If not, look for pretty much anything and scroll down until you find the “Users” category.

Click on one of the profiles there, and you’ll see their public playlists if they have any. If they don’t, then tough luck. Find another user!

For Mobile

Spotify on Mobile functions similarly to Spotify on the computer. You’ll need to visit your profile to find the people you follow. And from there, you’ll go to their profiles and see what they listen to.

Follow the steps below to do that:

1. Tap on the gear icon in the top-right corner

Tap on the gear icon in the top-right corner
Tap on the gear icon in the top-right corner

First off, open Spotify on your mobile device and then look in the top-right corner for the Gear icon. That’s your Settings icon. Tap on it!

2. Tap on your profile name

Tap on your profile name
Tap on your profile name

After you tap on the Gear icon, you’ll be taken to the Spotify settings. Once you’re there, you should see your profile name and picture at the very top of the page.

Tap on your profile name to go to your Spotify profile.

3. Tap on “Following

Tap on "Following"
Tap on “Following

After you get to your Spotify profile, you’ll see the “Following” indicator under the “Edit profile” button, a bit to the right.

Tap on “Following” and continue with the guide.

4. Select your friend’s profile

Select your friend's profile
Select your friend’s profile

In your profile’s “Following” section, you’ll find all the people you’re following on Spotify. Tap on one of them to go to their profiles.

5. Look through their public playlists

Look through their public playlists
Look through their public playlists.

After you get to your friend’s profile on Spotify, you’ll find their public playlists there and all the other playlists they have on their profile.

Look through them, listen to the songs they’ve listened to, and add them to your playlists if you want to.

Conclusion

To summarize, you can see what people listen to on Spotify by going to their profiles on the app. If you’re following someone on Spotify, you’ll find their profile on your profile page.

If not, you can find various people on Spotify with the “Search” function. Look for someone’s username, go to their profile, and see what they’re listening to.

Most users will have public playlists available on their profiles. Others, on the other hand, prefer to keep their playlists private.

If you have any questions, comment below, and I’ll reply as soon as possible!

Can someone see when you view their Spotify?

No, they can’t. You won’t know if someone is listening to your public playlists or even if they like them.

You also don’t receive notifications if someone adds your playlists to their playlists or favorites.

This maintains a certain degree of privacy and anonymity on Spotify, which most users don’t have issues with.

However, you can look at your friends’ profiles and see their public playlists. You may find songs you like among their playlists.

And if you find several songs on their profile that are in your playlists, they might have copied them from your profile.

But you can only guess, as there’s no sure way of knowing that. Spotify will never send notifications if someone’s listening to your playlists!

Can your Spotify followers see your private playlists?

No, they can’t. No one can see your private playlists or that you have private playlists in the first place.

Those playlists are for your eyes only, both their existence and their content.

It would defeat the purpose for others to see that you have private playlists and their names.

Think of private playlists as songs you can listen to that no one will know. Your activities are not public when listening to private playlists.

However, you can share private playlists with your friends via a link. They can only access the private playlist through that link and nothing else.

There’s also the option to make a playlist “secret,” which acts like a private playlist. It won’t even show up in searches.

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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