Spotify lets you transfer data from your old account to a new one

It is possible that for various reasons you lose or want to close your Spotify account and create a new one. However, the big impasse is the issue of data loss when doing this. Fortunately, there is a way to transfer data from your old account to a new one.

The user “IsntItBlissful” published on the subreddit “truespotify” a report about his “saga” when trying to transfer his data from his old account to a new one he created. He says he got a lot of different responses from agents about how this could be done, but to help others, he clarified all the details about what actually happens and how the transfer can be done.

How to transfer data from your old Spotify account to a new one

How to transfer data from an old Spotify account to a new one.  Source: Oficina da Net
How to transfer data from an old Spotify account to a new one. Source: Oficina da Net

According to “IsntItBlissful” on Reddit, after talking to a certain Spotify agent, all of his data from his old Spotify account, including the Wrapped (year review), was transferred to the new account. Although, initially, he thought that this data migration had spoiled the algorithm of indications of his new profile, “IsntItBlissful” says that another attendant clarified better how the process happens.

According to the report, the only information that is not transferred is account activity data (music playback). This is not a big problem as all library data from the old account with albums, singles, songs and playlists has been transferred over. However, keep in mind that playlists referred to you by Spotify (those based on songs listened to) that have not been saved in the library will not be transferred.

I have a new account, but I haven’t done the data transfer, is there still time to do it?

According to “IsntItBlissful”, if your old Spotify account has not been deleted, it is still possible to “merge” the data from the old one with the new one. See below how to request a data transfer.

How to request to transfer data from old to new account on Spotify

All you have to do is contact the streaming service’s support and request that your old account data be transferred to your current one. You will be asked for the emails associated with the accounts and the last 4 digits of the card that was used to pay for the subscription of the newest account.

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