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How To Hide The Spotify Notifications on Facebook

Spotify and Facebook recently became great buddies, and with that came what many would consider Spotify spam on Facebook - news feeds all over Facebook get filled with Spotify notifications.

However, you can do something about it:

  • You can stop sending your music to Facebook.
  • You can hide all Spotify notifications in your news feed.

Stop sending your music to Facebook

  1. In Spotify, choose Edit->Preferences (or just tap Ctrl+P)
  2. Find the Facebook box and untick the Get personal recommendations by sending music [..] alternative:
    Stop sending Spotify links to Facebook.

Alternatively, you can remove the Spotify app from your Facebook:

  1. Hover a Spotify notification in your news feed, click the top right arrow icon.
  2. Choose Remove Spotify and confirm.
    Remove Spotify from Facebook

Remove all Spotify notifications from your Facebook news feed

To hide all Spotify notifications, as of now, you first have to remove the Spotify app (see above image).

Now you can choose to hide all notifications in your news feed:

  1. Hover a Spotify notification in your news feed, click the top right arrow icon.
  2. Choose Block Spotify and confirm:
    Block Spotify on Facebook.

Facebook seem to change the options here too, so there's another alternative available to some users: Hide all by Spotify:

  1. Hover a Spotify notification in your news feed, click the top right arrow icon.
  2. Choose Hide all by Spotify and confirm:
    Hide all Spotify updates on Facebook.

Fixing Some of Facebook's New Privacy Settings

Facebook recently launched new privacy settings, and with that launch came some headache for those serious about their Facebook integrity.

For instance, if you post to your wall and you've set your wall posts visibility to friends only, that still means:

  • Friends of friends can view, comment and like your check-ins.
  • Frends of friends can view all your likes (both Facebook fan pages and liked links).
  • Friends of friends can view your subscriptions.

Regarding the check-in visibility, it's hard to do something about. Even though you've set check-in visibility to friends only, that still means friends + friends of friends. That's just how check-ins work right now.

However, you can do something about your fully visible likes and subscriptions. You can hide them, but at a cost - you'll hide them for everybody instead. Including yourself and your friends. Plus you'll hide all future likes and subscriptions for everybody.

Anyway, here's how you limit likes and subscriptions visibility to friends of friends:

To hide likes, go to your Facebook page, find any like, click the X button that appears in the right corner and choose "Hide all recent likes activity from my profile":

How to: "Hide all recent likes activity from my profile"

To hide subscriptions, go to your Facebook page, find any subscription, click the X button and choose "Hide all revcent subscription activity from my profile".

If you want to remove those settings in the future, do it by scrolling down the news feed on your Facebook page and click on Edit Options in the bottom right area. Then you get this popup where you can do the changes you want:

How to: "Edit your profile story settings"

Of course, you can use the Manage Past Post Visibility feature in Privacy Settings (arrow in top right corner) to hide previous public posts, but that only takes you so far.

Also, Facebook privacy settings doesn't include public group's comments you've made. Those comments will appear in your news feed anyway.

But until Facebook fixes this privacy issue, this is how to do it if you want to hide your wall posts from the public.

And, the ultimate question - how far are you willing to go in trusting all friends of your friends on Facebook?

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