Privacy Controls

As of September 26th, 2018, we simplified our privacy settings so the controls are easier to understand. Below is a brief overview of our privacy controls. If you’d like more detail on a particular control, click 'Learn more.'

Profile Page

Set your profile privacy controls to “Everyone” in order for the entire Strava community to see your full profile details. Set your profile privacy controls to “Followers” in order to hide certain profile details from non-followers. Learn more.


Your activity privacy controls allow you to restrict access to your activity details page to everyone, followers, or just you. You have the option to set a default preference so that your activities automatically upload with this selection and/or you can change the visibility on individual activities. Learn more.

Group Activities

Set your Group Activity privacy controls to “Everyone if you don’t mind other athletes seeing you were part of a group. Set your Group Activity privacy controls to “Followers” if you prefer that only your followers or those you follow can see you were part of a group. Set your Group Activity privacy controls to ‘No One' if you prefer that activities are not grouped with other Strava athletes. This setting cannot be toggled on/off for individual activities. Learn more.

Training Log

By default, your training log is private. You can make your training log public if you’d like to share it with your friends, coach, and other athletes. Learn more.

Promoting activities to followers

Strava occasionally sends email and push notifications to your followers to share your recent activities. If you would prefer to not be promoted to your followers in this way, you can opt-out on the Strava website.


You have the ability to opt out of this feature entirely if you do not want your activities to be included in Flybys. Learn more.

Metro and Heatmap

You can choose whether to contribute your public activities to Metro and Heatmap. Learn more.

Privacy Zones

Create a privacy zone in order to hide the portion of your activity that starts or stops within your privacy zone from other Strava athletes. Learn more.

Blocking an Athlete

If you want to hide certain profile details and activities from another athlete, you can use our block tool. Learn more.

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