How to Disconnect Spotify From Discord – The Ultimate Guide

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Have you ever wondered how to disconnect your Spotify account from Discord? If so, you‘ve come to the right place!

As an avid Discord user and self-proclaimed technology geek, I‘ve tinkered with the ins and outs of Discord‘s features. In this comprehensive guide, I‘ll show you exactly how to unlink Spotify from your Discord profile on both desktop and mobile.

Whether you‘re looking for better privacy, a social media cleanse, or just want to do some digital spring cleaning, this step-by-step walkthrough has got you covered. Let‘s dive in!

Why Connect Spotify to Discord in the First Place?

But before we disconnect Spotify, it helps to understand why you‘d want to link it on Discord at all.

Connecting your Spotify account in Discord settings lets others see what you‘re listening to in real time. It basically broadcasts your Spotify activity as your Discord status.

Once connected, your status will automatically update to "Listening to Spotify" whenever you play songs, podcasts, playlists etc. in the Spotify app.

Friends can click your profile to see the exact track, artist, podcast episode and other details about what you‘re currently streaming from Spotify.

So in a way, it turns your Discord profile into a little Spotify listening feed, showing off your music tastes and habits.

Some find this fun and social – a conversation starter for chatting about favorite songs and artists. For others, it may feel like oversharing or disruptive.

Discord‘s Connections feature integrates many services like this, including Twitch, YouTube, Reddit and more. But Spotify is one of the most popular given music‘s social nature.

Now let‘s get into actually disconnecting it.

When You Might Want to Disconnect Spotify from Discord

Here are some of the most common reasons you may want to unlink Spotify from your Discord profile:

  • Enhanced privacy – Stop broadcasting listening activity, music tastes, playlists etc.

  • Social media break – Remove auto status updates for less distracted, more mindful Discord use.

  • Decluttering – Disconnecting Spotify can clean up and simplify your profile.

  • Troubleshooting – Fix Spotify connection bugs by re-linking it.

  • Fresh start – Re-evaluate connections and choose new links to better match your current interests.

  • Changing habits – Your sharing preferences often evolve over time as your Discord use matures.

Basically, if displaying your Spotify listening activity has become disruptive, distracting or overwhelming, disconnecting it can provide a nice reset.

You can always relink it later if you change your mind. Tidying up your connections helps keep your Discord presence focused.

Now let‘s get to the step-by-step instructions…

How to Completely Disconnect Spotify from Discord

Unlinking Spotify from Discord only takes a minute. Here are the detailed steps to remove that connection on both desktop and mobile:

Disconnect Spotify from Discord on Desktop

  1. Launch the Discord desktop app and click your profile icon in the bottom left corner.

  2. Click the small gear ⚙️ icon next to your username to open User Settings.

    User Settings gear icon in Discord

  3. In the left sidebar of User Settings, click Connections. This opens your connected accounts.

    Discord Connections menu

  4. Find the Spotify card and click the ❌ Remove button in the top right corner.

    Remove Spotify from Discord connections

  5. A popup will ask "Are you sure you want to remove Spotify?" – click Remove to confirm.

    Confirm remove Spotify from Discord

That‘s all it takes! Spotify will immediately disconnect and no longer display your listening activity on your profile or status.

Disconnect Spotify from Discord on Mobile

The process is very similar on mobile:

  1. Open the Discord app and tap your profile icon on the bottom toolbar.

  2. Tap the ⚙️Settings icon to open your User Settings.

  3. Tap Connections from the list.

  4. Find the Spotify card and tap the ❌ Remove button.

    Remove Spotify from Discord mobile

  5. Confirm again that you want to remove the connection.

Spotify will instantly disconnect and your profile will stop showing listening activity.

And that‘s it – Spotify is now fully disconnected from your Discord account!

Simply Disabling Spotify Status Activity

What if you don‘t want to totally unlink Spotify, but just stop it showing in your status for a while?

Luckily there‘s an easy way to temporarily disable the Spotify listening status, without fully removing the connection:

On desktop:

  1. Go to User Settings > Connections.

  2. On the Spotify card, toggle the switch for Display Spotify as your status to the off position.

On mobile:

  1. Go to User Settings > Connections.

  2. On the Spotify card, toggle the switch for Display on Profile to the off position.

With Spotify status display disabled, your profile will no longer update when you listen on Spotify. But the connection remains in place for easy re-enabling later.

Think of this as a quick privacy break or temporary deactivation, rather than permanently severing the Spotify link. Handy for taking a social media breather!

Troubleshooting Spotify and Discord Linking Issues

In some cases, you may unlink Spotify from Discord but still see it showing in your profile or status. Or vice versa – Spotify won‘t connect even after re-linking.

Here are some troubleshooting tips for Spotify connection issues like this:

  • Double check Spotify is disconnected on all your logged-in Discord devices – Spotify status can sync across multiple computers or phones linked to your Discord account.

  • Force quit and fully restart both the Discord and Spotify apps to clear any stuck connections.

  • Make sure you don‘t have multiple Discord accounts, and are looking at the right profile that had Spotify linked.

  • Try clearing your Discord cache and cookies through User Settings or your browser. This wipes stuck app data.

  • As a last resort, log out then back into both Spotify and Discord on all devices to fully clear credentials.

  • Reach out to Discord‘s customer support with details if problems persist after trying these steps.

Deleting then re-adding the Spotify connection often helps troubleshoot quirky linking behavior. Don‘t hesitate to contact Discord support if needed.

Wondering what your Spotify status looks like to other people on Discord?

You can preview it yourself from your own profile while Spotify is connected. Just check the member list or your profile popup in any Discord server you‘ve joined.

When you start playing something on Spotify after linking, your status text will change in real-time. You‘ll see "Listening to Spotify" followed by details of the track, playlist or episode.

You can also configure who sees your status updates in your Discord privacy settings, found in User Settings > Privacy & Safety. Limit status visibility to friends only, or no one for complete privacy.

Managing Other Discord Connections

The steps for disconnecting Spotify also apply to other services linked via Discord‘s Connections feature like:

  • Twitch – Broadcasts when you‘re live streaming on Twitch as your Discord status.

  • YouTube – Shows your YouTube subscriber count and channel analytics in your profile.

  • Reddit – Displays your Reddit karma and cake day in your Discord bio.

  • Xbox – Integrates your Xbox friends list and statuses into Discord while gaming.

  • Epic Games – Shows friends playing Fortnite and syncs Epic Games friends.

For any linked Connection, head to User Settings > Connections then click the ❌ Remove icon to disconnect it. You can always re-add them later.

Taking a break from connections helps avoid social media overload and clutter. Marie Kondo would be proud!

What Discord‘s Connections Feature Actually Does

Stepping back a bit, Connection integrations power a lot of what makes Discord feel so social and connected (pun intended) to other communities.

Here are some of things Discord‘s Connections make possible:

  • Activity syncing – Show what games you‘re playing, music you‘re jamming to, livestreams you‘re broadcasting, and more.

  • Social integration – Directly pull friends lists from services like Skype, Reddit, Xbox Live, and more into your Discord.

  • Profile importing – Sync your avatar, handle, badges, and other profile info across different services.

  • Account portability – Hop between Discord and your connected platforms. Stay logged into everything at once.

  • And more! – Connections help combine all your favorite apps into one hub.

When used wisely, Connections can enhance your social experience online. But it‘s smart to re-evaluate them occasionally and prune as needed.

Beyond Disconnecting Spotify: Further Discord Customization

Ready to disconnect Spotify from Discord and do more customizing? Here are a few other Discord tools and settings to explore:

🌈 Change your theme – Switch to dark mode, light mode, or fun custom themes.

🖼️ Pick your avatar – Upload a custom profile picture.

✏️ Set a status message – Write a custom status like "Coffee break!" or "Vibing 🎧"

🔔 Optimize notifications – Control which pings and messages trigger notifications.

⌨️ Set up keybinds – Customize push-to-talk, mute, deafen and other keyboard shortcuts.

🤖 Install bots & mods – Automate tasks like music queues, searches, and more.

The options are nearly endless for shaping Discord to suit your needs. Take some time to poke around all the ways you can level up your experience.

Let‘s Recap How to Disconnect Spotify from Discord

Just to recap, here are the key steps we covered for removing Spotify as a connected account in Discord:

  1. Navigate to User Settings on desktop or mobile.

  2. Click the Connections tab.

  3. Find the Spotify connection.

  4. Click the Remove or delete icon.

  5. Confirm you want to disconnect Spotify.

That‘s all it takes to unlink Spotify and stop it automatically displaying your listening activity in your Discord profile and status.

I hope this guide helped explain how to declutter Spotify from your Discord presence. Let me know if you have any other questions! I‘m always happy to help fellow Discord enthusiasts maximize their experience.

Now get out there, start listening on Spotify in private, and chat with your Discord friends about something other than music for a change!


Written by Alexis Kestler

A female web designer and programmer - Now is a 36-year IT professional with over 15 years of experience living in NorCal. I enjoy keeping my feet wet in the world of technology through reading, working, and researching topics that pique my interest.