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© 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.

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.

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.

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© Halfpoint Images/Getty Images It's easy to change a Spotify username. Halfpoint Images/Getty Images
  • You can change your Spotify username by connecting your account to Facebook, or by adding a display name.
  • When you connect your Spotify account to Facebook, it'll override your current Spotify username and replace it with your Facebook name.
  • Adding a display name won't change your actual username, but will change the name that everyone sees you as.
  • If all else fails, you can contact Spotify directly to ask them to change your username, but it's not guaranteed that they'll help you.
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Unfortunately, it's impossible to freely change your Spotify username — but there are a few workarounds.

One solution to the issue is to connect your Spotify account to Facebook. This will replace your original Spotify username with your Facebook username. And whenever you change your Facebook name, your Spotify name will update to match. You can make this change from the desktop or mobile app.

Another solution is to change your display name, which will override your Facebook name if your account is already connected to Facebook. This won't change your real username, but will alter the name that everyone sees you as. However, you can only make this change from the mobile app.

Lastly, you can ask Spotify to change your username directly. However, there's no guarantee that they'll help you.

How to change your Spotify username on a computer

1. Open the Spotify app on your computer.

2. Click on the downward-pointing arrow next to your profile picture and name in the upper right corner.

3. Select 'Settings' from the dropdown menu.

© Marissa Perino/Business Insider Access your settings. Marissa Perino/Business Insider

4. This will take you to your Settings page. Scroll down until you find the 'Social' section, where you'll see a blue button that reads, 'Connect to Facebook.' Click this button to begin the process.

© Marissa Perino/Business Insider Click 'Connect to Facebook.' Marissa Perino/Business Insider

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5. This will open a pop-up. Enter your email and password to use your Facebook account.

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6. Click the 'Log In' button to link your accounts.

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How to change your Spotify username in the mobile app


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1. Open the Spotify app on your mobile device.

2. Tap the gear icon in the upper right corner to open your settings.

© Marissa Perino/Business Insider Tap the Settings icon. Marissa Perino/Business Insider

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3. Scroll down until you find the 'Social' tab. Tap to open it.

© Marissa Perino/Business Insider Tap 'Social' to open the menu. Marissa Perino/Business Insider

4. Along with toggles to switch certain settings on and off, you'll find the 'Connect to Facebook…' option at the bottom of the page. Tap this.

© Marissa Perino/Business Insider Connect your account to Facebook. Marissa Perino/Business Insider

5. A pop-up will appear announcing that Spotify wants to use Facebook to sign in. Tap 'Continue,' which will automatically open Facebook in an Internet tab or its mobile app. Enter your login information if prompted to connect the accounts.

How to change your Spotify username by adding a display name in the mobile app

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At this time, you can't change your Spotify display name on the desktop app, but you can change it on the mobile app for Android and iOS.

1. Open the Spotify app on your device and log in if necessary.

2. Tap the gear icon in the upper right corner to open your settings.

© Grace Eliza Goodwin/Business Insider Tap the gear icon to go to your Settings menu. Grace Eliza Goodwin/Business Insider

3. At the top of the Settings page, tap 'View Profile' underneath your name.

© Grace Eliza Goodwin/Business Insider Tap 'View Profile' under your name and picture. Grace Eliza Goodwin/Business Insider

4. On the next screen, tap 'Edit Profile' under your name and picture.

© Grace Eliza Goodwin/Business Insider Tap 'Edit Profile' under your name and picture. Grace Eliza Goodwin/Business Insider

5. Here, you can change your display name and profile photo. Click 'Save' in the top right corner to save your changes.

You may be able to change your Spotify username without Facebook by contacting Spotify

If you don't want to connect your account to Facebook, you may be able to contact the Spotify support team to help set up a new account with the same email.

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A representative may be able to help transfer your information to a new account, where you can create a new username. This will save your playlists, the music saved to your library, and the people you follow.

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