Share activities to Facebook

Connect your Strava and Facebook accounts to share your route map, show you key activity stats and tag friends in your post

From the upload page / Automatic Sharing

Directly after uploading an activity, you will see the activity edit page before clicking "Save & View." You can share activities to Facebook by flipping ON the Facebook toggle for any activities you wish to share. Keep in mind that this toggle will turn on automatic sharing. In other words, all future activities will be shared as long as this button is left on. 

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From your Dashboard and the Activity Feed

From your Dashboard and the Activity Feed, you can also select to share one of your activities to Facebook by clicking on the Share menu. 

  1. From the website, select the down arrow in the upper-right to reveal the option to share on Facebook.
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  2. From the mobile app (iPhone/Android) look for the share icon on the right-hand side of the tray just below the activity.
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From the activity page

When you click on an activity to view the activity details page, you can also click the Facebook icon to share. 

  1. From the website, select the Facebook icon to open the "Share on Facebook" pop-up.
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  2. From the mobile app, look for the share icon. The icon is located under the map on the iOS app and in the upper-right corner of the Android app.
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Frequently Asked Questions:

Why is the map missing from my activity post on Facebook?

Only applicable to web-shared activities. There are some limitations with the new Facebook integration, and some aspects of the information shared on Facebook are up to Facebook's discretion. The maps are a good example - Facebook will decide whether to show the map, a chart, or just the key stats on your Timeline according to its algorithm for Open Graph.

How do I click through to view an activity on Strava from a Facebook post?

At the top of the Facebook share, you will see the tagline "Elle Anderson biked 21.9 miles with Strava." By clicking on "21.9 miles" you will be directed to the activity page on Strava. 

When I share an activity to Facebook, where will it appear in my friend's News Feed? Will it be sorted by the start time of the ride or the time that the activity was shared on Facebook?

Facebook has two options for sorting the News Feed. If sorted by "Most Recent" the new activity post will appear at the top of the list (it will sort by the time the post was created). If sorted by "Top Stories" then Facebook will order the posts based on an algorithm for what is considered the most interesting or popular. If you check your own FB profile page/timeline, the Strava post may appear incorrectly listed by time of the activity (meaning it will appear farther "down" your Timeline) but in our testing your post will appear correctly at the top of your Friends' Feeds, provided they have their Feeds sorted by "Most Recent". 

Why are my PRs and Achievements missing from the Facebook share?

Again, there are some limitations with Facebook's new Open Graph integration, which affects the amount and type of information that can be displayed in the post. PRs and Achievements cannot be displayed at this time, but we're investigating whether this might be possible in the future through working with Facebook.

Having problems sharing activities on Facebook?

Here is some more information on troubleshooting problems with Facebook sharing.

Will activities shared via the mobile app get added to my Facebook Fitness section?

No, activities shared through the mobile app do not use Open Graph sharing and consequently won't be included in the Fitness section on your Facebook page.

Why are my friends getting routed to my profile instead of my activity when they click on my shared link?

If you are trying to view a logged-out activity page that belongs to someone with Enhanced Privacy enabled, you will be rerouted to their profile page instead. Once you log in, you'll be able to see the activity as normal.

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