Spotify is a Swedish music streaming and podcast service that allows unlimited listening to selected music from a number of select independent record companies, including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group, The Orchard and Universal. So how to delete my Spotify account?
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Spotify Account Deletion
– As usual, we log in and click on the link https://support.spotify.com/contact-spotify-support/
– Then follow the steps ” Account > I want to close my account permanently”
– Close account
– Close account
– We check that the account we want to delete is correct and click “Continue”
– Then we see the following warnings. check the box and continue with the “Continue” button
“Here is what will happen next.
Thanks! Just a few things you need to know…
YOU WILL LOSE
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- Your username, it can’t be used again with Spotify
- Your playlists
- Your followers
We will send you a verification email. Click the link in it to complete the closing process.
You have up to 7 days to reactivate your account if you change your mind.
When you close your account, we will delete or anonymise your personal data so that it no longer identifies you, except for data we are legally allowed or required to maintain, such as for tax and accounting purposes, unresolved disputes, and security or fraud prevention.
– In the next step, we click on the “Close My Account” button in the e-mail address titled “Please confirm that you want to close the Spotify account.”
Your account is now closed so you won’t be able to log in anymore.
Sorry to see you go. We’ll miss you!
Didn’t mean to close? Don’t worry, we sent you a confirmation email that contains a link to reactivate your account.
This link is only valid for 7 days, after that time your account is lost forever.
Come back any time If you want to, you can create a new account. We’d love to have you back!
– Our Spotify account has been deleted© Reuters It's easy to find your Spotify listening history on a computer or mobile device. Reuters
- You can see your Spotify listening history in several ways, on the platform's mobile and desktop apps.
- In its iPhone app, Spotify is currently testing a feature that lets you view months of listening history from the 'Home' page.
- You can also see a shortened version of your Spotify listening history when you use the mobile app's 'Add Songs' menu.
- In the desktop app, you'll find your listening history in a tab on the 'Play Queue' screen.
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Spotify keeps close track of your listening history, both for your convenience and to personalize the music it recommends to you.
But if you're trying to find that listening history, you might need to jump through a few hoops. But once you find it, you'll get a completely up-to-date list of everything you've listened to recently.
Here's how to find your Spotify listening history, using both your phone and computer.
How to see your Spotify listening history in the mobile app
There are two ways to find your listening history in the Spotify mobile app. Both are available in the iPhone app, while only one is available in the Android app.
Spotify is currently testing a feature in the iPhone app that lets you see your complete listening history — you can go back months at a time, if you'd like. You can also choose whether you'd like to see what songs you've listened to, or the playlists you've used.
Since it's only a test, this feature may be removed in the future. But for now, you can find it here:
1. Make sure that your app is fully updated, and then open the Spotify app and tap 'Home' at the bottom of the screen.
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2. Tap the icon in the top-right that looks like a clock. This will open up your Listening History page.© William Antonelli/Business Insider Since it's a beta test, there's a chance that this icon might not appear even on a fully updated app. William Antonelli/Business Insider
3. By default, you'll be shown all the playlists you've listened to recently. You can scroll down to see the last month or so of your playlist history.
4. To see your song-by-song listening history by tapping the icon in the top-right corner that looks like a peg — this will open a menu where you can select 'Songs and episodes.'© William Antonelli/Business Insider You can choose between playlists and albums, or specific tracks. William Antonelli/Business Insider
5. You can now see a full list of every song and podcast episode you've listened to for the past few months. Scroll down to see them all, and tap on any of them to play it.
You can also find a truncated version of your listening history through the 'Add Songs' section. You can do this on both an iPhone and Android device.
1. Start the Spotify app and tap 'Library' at the bottom of the screen.
2. Open one of your playlists. If you have no playlists, tap 'Create playlist' and then tap 'Create.'
3. Tap 'Add songs,' the small button below the name of the playlist.© William Antonelli/Business Insider Select the 'Add Songs' option. William Antonelli/Business Insider
4. On the 'Add songs' page, swipe to the left three times. You should land on the 'Recently played' list. This displays the last 100 or so tracks you've played on Spotify.
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5. Tap the name of any song to play a preview, or tap the plus sign to add it to the playlist.© William Antonelli/Business Insider Your listening history is buried in the playlist editing pages. William Antonelli/Business Insider
How to see your Spotify listening history on the desktop app
Checking your listening history on a Mac or PC is much simpler.
1. In the desktop app, just click the Queue icon in the bottom-right corner of the window. It looks like three stacked lines with an arrow in one corner.
2. Once you've opened your Queue, click 'History' near the top of the screen.© Dave Johnson/Business Insider Listening history is also available on your desktop by clicking the Queue icon. Dave Johnson/Business Insider
You'll now see the last 50 or so songs in your listening history. Just note that this history is cleared whenever you close the app, and only tracks the songs you've listened to on your desktop.