Wonder how to add friends on Spotify? Are you looking for a way to share your music playlist with your friends? In this article, we will teach you the ways to add friends on Spotify with and without Facebook, also we will introduce the best way to download Spotify to MP3 and share to friends freely.

“I found my friend on Spotify by typing spotify:user:username, I found my friend and I like their playlists, but I can not see any button to add them and see what they are currently listening to. How can I add friends on Spotify? Any tips?”

Spotify has been adding more social feature the to help friends build up strong connection, such as Group Session and Collaborative Playlists, which let Spotify users share their music with friends. You can also share your Spotify playlist with your friends across social media services, such as Facebook, Skype, Twitter, etc.

The Facebook is such a great platform that you can share different types of contents with your friends and the public. Since Spotify and Facebook are best friends forever, so Spotify users are able to share their listening experiences to friends on Facebook. However, you are not always able to find and follow your friends sometime if your friend is not connected to Facebook or your friend does not even have a Facebook account. In the following parts, we will guide you how to add friends on Spotify with or without Facebook.

As a Spotify user, you can share your Spotify music with your friends through contents of music, podcasts, playlists and social features. We will be focusing on social features which has the most attractions of how users share their music with friends on Spotify. On Spotify, you can use different ways to share contents with friends and use social features. Social features on Spotify including Group Session, Share from Spotify, Collaborative Playlists and Follow Friends, among all these social features, Follow Friends might have got the most attention.

Follow Friends is the most convenient social features to share music with friends on Spotify between the two platforms of Facebook and Spotify. When you add Facebook friends, a tool from Spotify which is called Friend Activity, will be active to help you see your friends’ listening activities and the types of music they prefer to listen to. Friend Activity is like a plugin app which is automatically turned on, it is on the right side of the Spotify app for desktop. Now it became a Community function on mobile, this brought so much advantages for Spotify followers and friends.

For the next parts, we will be talking about how to add friends to Spotify with or without Facebook.

Part 1. How to Add Friend on Spotify through Facebook

Between the two platforms Spotify and Facebook, you can find and follow your Facebook friends easily on Spotify, please follow the steps below.

Step 1. Please launch the Spotify desktop app and click the “Find Friends” option at right right of your Spotify main interface. Before this, please make sure your Spotify is connected to Facebook, go to Edit > Preferences > Social > Connect to Facebook.

find and add friends

Step 2. Then you need to log in your Facebook account, and wait for the service to generate the Facebook friend list who have also created Spotify accounts.

Step 3. Once the friend list is listed, then just click the “Follow” button to follow any friend you want.

Part 2. How to Add Friends on Spotify without Facebook

If you want to add a friend who does not have a Facebook account, then you can add your friend with Spotify user name, here are the steps.

Step 1. If you know your friend’s username, in the search bar, you can just type spotify:user:username on the Spotify desktop app or mobile app. Please remember that the username must be in lower-case letter.

add spotify friends wihtout facebook

Step 2. Click the “Follow” button under your friend’s profile name to follow him.

Step 3. Or you can also click on someone’s name in any playlist they created to find their Spotify profile, or they can directly share their profile to you.

Note: You can also try another simple way, you can directly type in your friends name in the search box to try some luck. Once you have added your friend on Spotify, you can also see who have followed you on Spotify by opening the “Followers” option on your Spotify app.

Useful Tips: How to Download Spotify Music to MP3 for Sharing with Friends

If you have any friend who do not use Spotify, can you still share Sptoify songs with them? Well, if they have Facebook, you can just directly share the URL of Spotify song or playlist with them via Facebook. What about they do not even have Facebook account, is it still possible?

The answer is positive, you can download Spotify music to MP3 and share with your friends freely. But there is a problem, as we all know that all Spotify songs are DRM protected, they are not be able to downloaded for playback on any unauthorized app or device. Even if you are subscribed to Spotify Premium, you are allow to download Spotify music as cache files and can only play them offline within the Spotify app. The downloaded Spotify files are not editable or shareable to other devices. Therefore, if you want this DRM problem solved, you will need a Spotify to MP3 downloader.

TunesBank Spotify Music Converter is a professional Spotify to MP3 converter for both Spotify Free and Spotify Premium. With this program, you can easily download Spotify songs, playlists, albums and podcasts to MP3 lossless. There will be no more ads for Spotify Free users after conversion. The downloaded MP3 files will be saved on your computer permanently, so that you can share them freely and play them offline on other unauthorized devices, such as MP3 players, iPhone, PSP, Sony Walkman, XBox, Astel & Kern, smart TV, car player system, wearable devices, etc.

Advantages of TunesBank Spotify Converter

Remove DRM from Spotify Music:
TunesBank Spotify Music Converter has ability to remove DRM from Spotify tracks and playlists, so that you can transfer Spotify on other unauthorized devices for offline playback without limitations.

Convert Spotify Music to MP3, M4A, FLAC, WAV lossless:
TunesBank Spotify Music Converter is able to download and convert Spotify music to MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC format lossless. Therefore, you can play Spotify songs on any devices or players as you like.

Batch Download with 10X Faster Conversion Speed:
TunesBank Spotify Music Converter supports batch convert, you can add as many Spotify songs as you like to download to the program. With 10X conversion speed, you can convert a playlist with massive songs in a very short time.

Preserve Original Music Quality:
To have better listening experience for users, TunesBank is able to preserve 100% lossless high audio quality after conversion. You can set your output quality to 320kbps in MP3 format to get the highest quality.

Retain ID3 Tags and Metadata Information:
With the smart ID3 editor, TunesBank can retain the original ID3 Tags and Metadata info after conversion, including title, artists, album, genre, and album artwork for you to have better management in your music library.

Built-in Spotify Web Player:
TunesBank Spotify Music Converter comes with a built-in Spotify web player, you don’t need to install Spotify app or any extra apps on you computer. You can search, browse, download and play Spotify music in one stop with this built-in web player.

Download the Best Spotify Music and Use It Everywhere:
You can download Spotify Music to MP3 and play them offline on any device and player, you can use it for personal use such as set Spotify music as ringtone, alarm, BGM. You also can transfer, burn, copy and share Spotify music without any restrictions.

Tutorial: How to Download Spotify Music to MP3

TunesBank Spotify Music Converter is available on Windows and Mac, please download the latest version of the program and install it to your computer, then please follow the detail steps.

Step 1. Launch TunesBank Spotify Music Converter
Once you have installed the program on your computer, click and launch the program, you will see the interface on the following shown screenshot, click the “Open Spotify web player”.

launch Spotify Music Converter

The please login your Spotify account by clicking the “log in” button on the top right corner, you can login either with your Spotify Free or Premium account.

log in Spotify Music Converter

Step 2. Add Spotify Songs/Playlist/Album
The are 2 ways you can add Spotify songs to the program, you can drag tracks from Spotify web player to the “+” icon.

Add Spotify Songs

Step 3. Select MP3 as Output Format
When you have added all the songs wanted songs successfully, you can click “Convert all files to” on the upper right corner of the interface to set MP3 as the output format. You can even select different format for each song, you can click “Output Format” option to change it.

select mp3 format

Step 4. Adjust Output Settings
You can adjust the output settings by clicking the “Preferences” menu, you will see a small pop up window, in here you can adjust the channels, bitrate, or samplerate if you need.

adjust output settings

Step 5. Start Converting Spotify Music to MP3
IF everything is set, simply click on the “Convert All” button to start converting Spotify music to MP3 and save them on your computer. All the converted Spotify music files will be preserved 100% lossless quality and ID3 tags after conversion.

get mp3 music files

After conversion, you can get the converted Spotify MP3 files in “Finished” section, then click “View Output File” to get the unprotected MP3 files.

get mp3 music files

Now you have converted Spotify songs/playlist to MP3 and they are saved on your computer as local files, now you can start sharing your Spotify tracks and playlist to your friends freely.


Now you have learned how to add friends on Spotify with and without Facebook and share any Spotify content with them. We still recommend TunesBank Spotify Music Converter, this powerful program will help you download Spotify to MP3 as local file on your computer, so that you can share your Spotify tracks and playlists to your friends without any restrictions. The free trial version of TunesBank Spotify Music Converter is allows all Spotify users convert the first 3 minutes of each song. You can buy the full version to unlock all features.

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