How to Delete Facebook and Keep Using Spotify (In 3 Easy Steps)

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Sadly, deleting Facebook is a lot more complicated than it looks.  But depending on how you signed up for Spotify, there’s an easy way to disconnect.

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Sounds so liberatingly easy.  Unfortunately, eliminating your Facebook account also means destroying your logins to potentially dozens of apps.  Some of these apps, like Tinder, require a Facebook login to function.

Luckily, Spotify will work perfectly fine without Facebook.  But extricating yourself is either really easy or really complicated, depending on how you signed up.

If you signed up with Spotify directly, and then connected your account to Facebook, then this is an easy 3 step removal process.

Please note: you can’t do this disconnection on mobile.  It has to be on desktop.  So hop onto a computer and follow these steps:

  1. Open the Spotify desktop app.

  2. In the top-right corner, click Settings.

  3. Under Social, click ‘Disconnect from Facebook’

Done!

But what if you created a Spotify account using your Facebook account?

In that case, the only way to extricate yourself is to start a new Spotify account.

Here are some tips from Spotify on how to accomplish this:

1. If you have a Premium subscription (i.e., you’re paying), then you need to completely cancel and then resubscribe with a completely new account.

(Note: If you have a student discount, you will lose this discount!  That is, unless it’s been 12 months since you first signed up for your student discount account.)

2. If you’re switching to a brand-new account, you must completely sign out everywhere.  Otherwise, Spotify will get confused and think you’re already logged in.

3. Please note: you can’t have two accounts with the same email address.  The only way to keep the same email is to completely close your previous account.

4. Make sure to save your playlists!  Or, at least the ones you care about.  A brand-new account will not include your old playlists.

5. Also: you might need to give Spotify a few minutes (or more) to completely close your previous account.

So that’s how it’s done.  Hopefully, this works out and isn’t too much of a hassle.  Please let us know any feedback in the comments.

 


 

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    Anonymous

    Also, under “Settings”, there appears to be an option called “Download a copy of your Facebook data”. I haven’t tried it yet to see if it actually does anything useful, but I suspect you may need that.

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      Anonymous

      A warning from someone who knows. If you retain a copy of your Facebook data (which downloading your Facebook data is), unless the terms of service have changed since I deleted my Facebook account in mid-2014, Facebook, and by extension Spotify, for example, retain the “right” to distribute that content … out of an abundance of caution, double-check the terms of service before you download a copy of your Facebook data unless you want your Facebook data circulating around the globe in perpetuity. Do not forget, Facebook and Spotify have been joined at the hip for years now so whatever content had been uploaded to Facebook by many of the artists promoting their bands and such may have subsequently found its way to Spotify (of course, it is no big secret that some of that content had been “freebooted” from other sites and re-uploaded to Facebook) … perhaps that explains why Mark was russian to get “self-published” artists to sign direct licensing agreements with Facebook over the last month or two … just in time for Spotify’s direct listing (not an IPO).

      By the way, which one of the two are you “Anonymous” … Mark or Daniel?

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    Marco

    I deleted Facebook account 6 months ago and I cannot log in Spotify because that account doesn’t exist anymore. I try to reset the password but Spotify account remains connected to FB account.
    Thanks

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    Anonymous

    How to Keep Spotify and delete Facebook?

    Start a new Spotify account?

    Is that it? Great advice, thanks.