Share activities to Facebook

Want to find out how to connect your Strava account to Facebook? Click here

New features with Facebook sharing:

  • Tag your friends in your post
  • Share your route map
  • Show your key activity stats 

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There are 3 ways to share an Activity:

1. 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. 

From the Website:

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From the mobile app(iPhone/Android):

 

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2. 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. 

From the Website:

 

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From the mobile app(iPhone/Android):

 

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3. 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. 

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From the mobile app(iPhone/Android): 

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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 to 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 to 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 to Facebook? 

Take a look at our KB article: https://strava.zendesk.com/entries/56511230-Troubleshooting-problems-with-Facebook-sharing

Please open a new support request if you have further questions or suggestions!

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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