There are times when you gotta double check if the music is playing on your speakers even when you have your earphones plugged in. This is when you gotta listen to those songs that you think will embarrass you if anyone hears it. If you use Spotify, double checking the earphones if just not enough. The songs you’re listening to can be seen by anyone who follows you on Spotify. If you want to experience that guilty pleasure without the fear of embarrassment, there are ways you can hide it from your friends and family. Here’s how to hide your activity on Spotify.
Hide your activity on Spotify
You deserve enjoying a little bit of Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber every now and then. But if you fear your friends and family making fun of you at a party or gathering, you have the power to hide your Spotify activity from them. There are 3 ways you can do this;
- Disable listening activity
- Enable private session
- Enable “Make secret”
Method 1: Disable Listening Activity
Using this method, you can hide all your activity on Spotify altogether. All you have to do is turn off Listening activity and you’re good to listen to anything you ever wanted. Follow the steps below to turn off Listening activity;
Step 1: Open Spotify app.
Step 2: Tap on the Home tab located at the bottom of the screen.
Step 3: You’ll see a gear icon on the top right corner; tap on it.
Step 4: Scroll down till you see Social section.
Step 5: You will find Listening activity option with a toggle just beside it.
Step 6: Tap the toggle to turn it off. Now anyone who is following you will no longer see what you listen to.
Method 2: Enable Private Session
If you do not want to hide all your activity altogether, you have the option to hide it for just a little bit. There is a feature called Private Session on Spotify that lets you do that. Follow the steps below;
Step 1: Open Spotify.
Step 2: Select Home from the bottom of the screen.
Step 3: Tap on the gear icon on the top right corner.
Step 4: Find the Social section.
Step 5: Just above Listening activity, you’ll find Private session with a toggle just beside it.
Step 6: Tap on the toggle to enable it. You will find a text saying Private Session at the bottom.
Now you can hide all your activity for a period of time. Private Session will turn off if you close the app.
Method 3: Enable Make Secret
This method is particularly useful if you have a whole playlist full of embarrassing songs. Spotify has the option to make a playlist secret. Using this feature will hide only that particular playlist from your listening activity. Follow the steps to enable it;
Step 1: Open Spotify.
Step 2: Select Your Library from the bottom right corner.
Step 3: Create a playlist of the songs you want to hide.
Step 4: Select that playlist.
Step 5: Tap on the 3 horizontal dots on the top right.
Step 6: From the list of options, tap on Make secret.
Step 7: You’ll see a pop-up saying the playlist is now secret.
Now every song you listen to from that playlist will be hidden.