Spotify adds private listening – so you can keep your Dadrock addiction from Facebook friends


The other day I posted about how I thought that sharing the music you play on Spotify on Facebook might make people (ok, me) a little more cautious about what they play. After all most of us like to appear as edgy, young cool hipsters, even if most of the time we listen to dad rock classics rather than the hottest new combo from Dalston.

Well it appears Spotify has been tuning in to the online debate for they have introduced something called ‘Private Listening.’ Earlier today the streaming music service’s official Twitter account announced ‘Now you can temporarily hide your guilty pleasures. We call it “Private listening” and you can find it in the Spotify/File menu.’

It wasn’t there when I opened Spotify a few minutes ago, so I am guessing you will need to update Spotify before it arrives. I assume you tick a box and it temporarily prevents you sharing your music with your Facebook followers. You then untick when you fancy spinning some Soundcarriers. If you don’t want to share your music with Facebook anyhow go to ‘Edit’ and then ‘Preferences’ and change the setting.

So good news for ageing Oasis fans. Your constant repeat play of the new Noel Gallager album will be your little secret after all.

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