Spotify’s a pretty awesome streaming music service, but the Facebook integration it’s rolled out in the past week has left users with a pretty not-so-awesome taste in their mouths. Never mind the fact that new users need a Facebook account just to sign up now; even old users woke up the other morning to find their Spotify listening selections blasted on their Facebook feed. Here’s how to disable the feature from either application.
Open up the Spotify app, then click on “Edit” > “Preferences”. Right near the top you’ll see a “Facebook” header over a section that reads “Get personal recommendations by sending music you play to Facebook’s Open Graph.” Uncheck the box next to it to say buh-bye to those annoying Facebook updates.
What if you want to keep the Spotify wall updates, but don’t want absolutely everyone to be able to see them? The answer lies in Facebook’s privacy settings. Click on the small downward arrow in the upper-right corner of the screen and select “Privacy Settings” to access them.
You’ll see a Spotify listing in the “Apps you use” portion of the Privacy Settings screen. Click on it. On the next screen, scroll down until you see the “App activity privacy” option for Spotify. Click on the box to the right and select who will have the privilege of seeing your musical interests.