14 comments for “The Facebook integration in Spotify has some weaknesses

  1. Erlend Schei
    May 9, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Seems hard to disagree. Seems someone didn’t ask their users first…?

  2. May 10, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    I think the integration with Facebook is really cool, but lacks basic control from a users perspective. But maybe users don´t care… 😉

  3. Hans Nordhaug
    May 10, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Hm, I do think users care. I just don’t check my own profile that often and didn’t know that Spotify was abusing their access to my wall. Thx for bringing my attention to this.


    PS! If you select “Remove” from your wall, you can select the option “Don’t allow Spotify to publish without asking me”. This is probably the easiest way to stop this from happening again.

  4. May 10, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Hi Hans! Thanks for your comment. You are probably right. I actually did not see my wall before I had a lot of posts from Spotify (deleted some of them when I saw them though). Kicked me into writing this short post.

    I did try that function, and it worked fine (Spotify is not any longer posting to the wall). Let´s hope they just add the functions necessary for letting us have the control.

  5. Jerms
    August 19, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Also, I log into facebook with firefox and my wife logs in with internet explorer. For some reason it ask permission using my facebook, but it connected with her facebook name and posts to her account. Any way to unassociate spotify with a facebook account and reassociate it?

  6. August 19, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Hi, Jerms.
    Sure, it is simple to revoke the access that an application has. Just go to the Account Settings, and then Application Settings (on http://www.facebook.com). For each application that is granted permission you are able to revoke it. I think that will solve your problem.

  7. ap
    September 23, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    I can’t seem to disable the wall posting on my wall, i just signed up for a spotify acct, and had opted yes to share it on my wall as setting up the account. But now i can’t change it. Tried to remove the spotify on fb app, but everytime i logged in it always reset or reinstall the app. I tried to delete the spotify comment on the wall but it keeps showing as i’m playing a different song, and there’s no option to let it not publish it again like you have mentioned.
    I wonder if i’m not doing this right or they have changed their system


  8. September 24, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Hi ap.
    Have you tried to just revoke access and not delete the app?

    Sorry that I am not able to help you out here. I have seen an increase in vists last two days on my blog (this post). Looks like you are not the only one with problems reagarding the Facebook/Spotify wall postings.

  9. Andy
    September 25, 2011 at 5:51 am

    It appears that Spotify now (within the last couple days) requires you to allow it to post to your wall. If you decline, it logs you out of spotify. In other words, “Hey, we’re giving you a free service, the least you can do is let us clutter your wall with spam! Without telling you!”

  10. September 27, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Hi Andy, thanks for stopping by my blog!
    If you open preferences in Spotify, you should be able to uncheck the boxes under your profile (Automatically publish new playlists, Top tracks, Top Artists). This may stop the spamming on the Facebook wall (?)

    Also on my application settings for Spotify on facebook.com I am able to easily revoke access to my wall for the Spotify application.

    I am not sure how this is related to paid/non-paid Spotify-service.

  11. November 6, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Hello, great blog entry by the way! I earlier today checked my Facebook profile wall and noticed the Spotify feed items. Searching for options to reduce Spotify presence on my profile brought me to this blog entry.

    Upon closer inspection of my Facebook wall I noticed one thing that Facebook does and has done for practicality even before the emergence of Spotify is collapse together identical/similar news feed items. My Spotify listening record was collapsed under a “Show similar stories” link that would expand upon a mouse click and show all of the grouped Spotify news items.

    This allows the news item ticker to tick away at all my Spotify listens but my average Facebook friend is not going to care much for seeing my Spotify items under the “Top stories since your last visit”. As long as Facebook maintains this divide between the multiple different types of news feeds, I’m all for putting Spotify on an impulsive ticker that most people don’t pay attention to.

    Again, great blog entry! Discussing the products we all use every day is an important part of being a consumer.

  12. November 7, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Hi Brenly!
    Thanks for your comment. This blog entry is a bit old now, written way back in 2010. But it seems that it got even more relevant after the even tighter integration between Spotify and Facebook was released. But as you mention, Facebook has done some clever development related to the collapsing of elements!

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