Did you know that all your Spotify followers can see what you’re listening to? Without starting a private session, when you play a song on Spotify, what you listen to is displayed to your followers on the desktop app. So what is a private session on Spotify, and how do you start one?
A private session is Spotify’s version of your browser’s incognito mode, enabling you to make your Spotify listening activity private. Usually, anything you listen to on Spotify can be seen by your followers on the desktop app. So how do you keep your listening activity confidential?
What is a Private Session on Spotify?
It’s important to note that while a private session prevents your friends and followers from seeing your listening activity, music listened to during a private session also won’t be registered to Spotify’s algorithms. Therefore, music listened to when this option is enabled will not be used when Spotify personalizes playlists based on your listening activity.
How to Listen Privately on Spotify: Android & iOS
There are options in your Spotify mobile app’s settings to hide your listening activity and recently played artists from your friends and followers:
- Open the Spotify mobile app.
- Tap the gear icon in the app’s upper-right corner to open Settings.
- Scroll down until you find the Social section, where you can toggle on the Private session function.
How to Listen Privately on Spotify: Desktop & Web Player
If you’re listening to Spotify on your computer, either from the web player or the desktop app, you can start a private session by doing the following:
- Open the Spotify desktop app or web player.
- Click the downward arrow next to your Spotify profile picture to open the dropdown menu.
- Select Private session.
That’s all there is to it. If you have any other questions or concerns related to listening to music on Spotify privately or anything else Spotify related, feel free to let us know by contacting us.