Following is a way for athletes to subscribe to other athletes' activities on Strava. Anyone can follow another athlete unless that athlete has turned on Enhanced Privacy, in which case the request to follow must be approved. When you follow another athlete you will see their activities, challenge progress, created routes, among other actions display in your activity feed. A complete list of your followers can be viewed in your athlete profile page under the "Following" tab. There, you will also find a list of athletes you follow as and a list of suggested athletes for you to follow.
How to manage your Followers:
From your profile page, you can manage your current followers from the "Following Me" list. To Remove or Block an athlete who is currently following you, select the settings icon to the left of their name.
- Removing a follower removes them from your list of followers but allows them to follow or request to follow you in the future.
- Blocking an athlete prevents them from following you again, seeing your profile details, or viewing your activity details in their feed. Someone you've blocked will be able to view your activities from public areas like leaderboards, club pages, and segment explore.
Approving new follow requests:
By turning on Enhanced Privacy, you will be able to approve a follow request before the athlete can follow you. For more information check out our article on Privacy.