Following Athletes on Strava

Following is a way for athletes to subscribe to other athletes' activities on Strava. When you follow another athlete you will see their activities, challenge progress, created routes, among other actions displayed in your activity feed. A complete list of your followers can be viewed from your profile page under the Following tab on the Strava website or by tapping your following count on the Strava mobile app. Learn more about managing followers and blocking athletes here. Additional Follow Options can be found in several places:

  • From the athlete’s profile page, select the Following button.
  • From your own profile page, tap your following count to open your full list of connections. Select the Following icon next to the athlete's name.
  • When viewing an athlete's activity in your feed, tap the ellipsis icon on the right-hand side. 

Add Athletes to your Favorites

You can add an athlete you follow to your favorites if you would like to see their new activities towards the top of your feed. Once you’ve favorited an athlete, you’ll see a star icon next to their name on their profile page and in your feed. You will see a list of all the athletes you favorited when you view your list of athletes you’re following.

Muting an Athlete

You can mute an athlete you follow to hide the athlete's activity from your feed. You will no longer see any activities they upload, their posts, challenge, or club joins. Strava will not let the athlete know that you have muted them.

Activity Notifications from Athletes you Follow

You can opt to receive a notification each time an athlete uploads an activity. When this setting is enabled you will receive a push notification each time the athlete uploads an activity to Strava. Please be aware that you must allow Strava to send notifications in your phone’s app setting in order to receive activity notifications.

FAQs

Why don't I see these options for an athlete?

Please make sure your app is up to date by downloading the latest version from the iTunes or Google Play Store. These options are not available on the Strava website.

Can an athlete see if I’ve favorited them? 

Yes, any athlete can see a list of those who’ve favorited them from their list of followers.

Why am I not receiving notifications for some activities even though I’ve enabled notifications for the athlete? 

You may not receive notifications for all activities depending on the other athletes' privacy controls.

Can I share my activities with only the athlete’s I’ve favorited? 

It is not possible to give certain followers like those you’ve favorited access to your activities while restricting access for other followers. At this time your activity privacy controls allow you to restrict access to your activity details page to everyone, followers, or just you.

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