This is the kind of thing that will get your attention. To get your attention, you have to be able to say, “Oh, this is my most favorite song I’ve heard in a while.” It doesn’t matter what song it is, or if you like it or not, but it does matter if you can say, “This is my favorite song as a whole.
This isn’t the first time either. Last year Spotify removed remove followers as a feature. But again, others have complained that this action is a violation of their privacy.
The problem is that removing followers is a very dangerous feature. Not only does it remove your followers for any reason, but it also removes your ability to interact with your followers. That includes deleting your follower messages. So if you want your friends to follow you, you will have to go through the hassle of manually removing them. Spotify is still not talking about this, but I also think that this is why they removed the feature.
When it comes to the privacy issue, it is a very simple matter to add a privacy setting for your followers to keep them completely anonymous. But unfortunately that doesn’t work in Spotify for some reason. I’m not sure if it’s because Spotify is using the same database as Spotify Connect, or if they use an API that Spotify doesn’t know about. Or some combination of the two.
Spotify Connect is probably the easiest way to remove followers. The only caveat is that you have to send the user a link to the remove the follower link in your Spotify Connect account.
The problem is that the remove follower link in your Spotify Connect account is never sent to the Spotify account. So you have to use Spotify’s API to get the follower list, remove the followers from your account, and delete the URL from your Spotify Connect account.
But that’s the easy way. The hard way is to use their API and send them a link to send the Spotify account the remove follower link. That way you are not relying on the API and you can delete the removed follower links without relying on the API.
Spotify Connect does not send the remove follower link to the Spotify Account. So that you are able to use the remove follower link without relying on Spotify Connect. The only way to get the remove follower link to the Spotify account is to use the Spotify Connect API, which you can find here.