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How to Activate Spotify Private Session to Hide What You Are Listening

by Jayant

Want to hide the song you are listening on Spotify? Activate Private sessions on Spotify and listen privately.

If you need one music streaming app that can satisfy all your cravings for music, without any second thought, go for Spotify. Spotify is indeed the best music streaming service that offers you millions of music tracks from thousands of artists around the world. If Spotify is not available in your region yet, here is how you can use Spotify in any region.

Spotify has a minimalistic modern user interface and features that enhance the user experience. Moreover, you will also notice a significant difference in the sound quality of music. Spotify offers you high-quality music streaming, even to free users. You can stream high-quality music & other premium features with a Spotify premium subscription that costs you $9.99 per month.

Spotify is now available in India too but if you are looking to subscribe to Spotify in India, you should read this first.

There are a lot of great features in Spotify to give the best music experience. One of the popular features of Spotify is ‘Spotify Private Session‘ where you can listen to music without letting anyone know what you are listening to? With Spotify Private Session, you can listen to music privately. Otherwise, your friends can see what you are listening and you can listen to Spotify with Friends But if you have a weird taste in music, you can use Spotify Private Session.

Here is how you can activate Spotify Private Session

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Activate Spotify Private Session on Desktop App

So, in order to listen to Spotify Privately, you need to activate Spotify Private Session that will help you in hiding what you are listening to. You can activate the Spotify Private session on the Spotify Desktop app easily, just see the steps below:

If you are not using Spotify App on Windows or Mac computer, you can download the Spotify app as it offers you better UI and features. I am using the latest version of Spotify as mentioned in the screenshot below. If you are seeing any updates, please update the app before proceeding further.


1. On the Spotify app, you need to click on the Arrow near your Profile Picture.


2. After clicking on the profile, you will see the option to activate ‘Private Session’. Simply click on that.


3. Once you done that, you will see a ‘ Lock 🔒 ‘ icon at the front that means, you are now listening to Spotify music privately and none of your friends will get to know your weird taste in music.


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Activate Spotify Private Session on Smartphone

Just like Spotify Desktop App, you can use Spotify Private Session feature on smartphones (Android & iPhone) as well. To activate Private Session on Smartphone, see these steps:

1. Go to Settings on the Top Right Corner.

2. Now scroll a little bit you will see the Private Session option, simply toggle the button to activate Spotify Private Session.


Once you activate Private Session, you can listen to music anonymously on the Spotify app. To listen to Spotify With Friends, you can turn off the Private Session.

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Spotify Private Session: Listen to Music Anonymously

That’s how you can activate Spotify Private Session to listen to music anonymously. You can now activate Private Session on Spotify on Smartphone and Desktop app. You can turn on/off the Spotify Private Session anytime you want. Spotify has the biggest collection of music and it is perfectly fine to hide what you are listening to.

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