One of the most interesting features of Spotify is that you can share your Spotify lists and ID with your social media followers and friends. All the followers will be able to access the music lists that you create. So when you are listening to Spotify music on your Android device, you are actually sharing whatever you are listening with all of your followers.
However, sometimes when you listen to some of your private collection of songs that you do not want to share with your followers then you can enable a private session in Spotify. Once this private session has been toggled on, your music listening history will be kept private and won’t be shared with anyone.
Here is how you can quickly start a private session on Spotify app on Android:
- Launch the Spotify app on your Android phone.
- Tap on the home button and then on the cogwheel icon near the top right corner. This will open the settings for the Spotify app.
- Under the Social category, tap on the flip button next to Private session. When this is toggled on, all the songs or podcasts that you listen to are kept from being shared with the connected social accounts.
When this feature is enabled, Spotify will automatically disable the Listening activity feature. Alternatively, you can also disable the “Listening activity” feature manually on your own but then you will also need to disconnect from some of the social networks such as Facebook.
One other way to keep your music listening history private is to log out from your main account and sign in to another secondary account. Now that so many Android smartphones are coming with a dual-app feature that allow you to launch the same app in two different isolated containers, it is so easy to launch Spotify with another account without having to sign out from the first account.