Strava offers several different features to help you manage your privacy. Most privacy settings are located in your personal settings page, but some are specific to individual activities or athletes.
- Enhanced Privacy Mode
- Flyby Opt-out
- Training Log Sharing
- Privacy Zones
- Private Activities and Private Uploads
- Group Activity Enhanced Privacy
- Hide from Segment Leaderboards
- Strava Metro & Heatmap Opt-out
- Manage Followers and Block Athletes
Enhanced Privacy ModeEnabling Enhanced Privacy allows you to manage who can follow and see details about your activities.
- Athletes have to request approval to follow you.
- Hides activities on profile page from non-followers.
- Hides follower/following list from non-followers.
- Hides KOMs/QOMs/CRs tab from non-followers.
- Hides Trophy Case from non-followers.
- Photos are not displayed to non-followers on activity or profile pages
- Hides clubs on profile from non-followers.
- Hides activities from non-followers in public or invite-only club feeds
- Hides gear and time of activity from non-followers.
- Prevents athletes who do not follow you from exporting GPX files or creating routes from your activities
Keep in mind that your activities are still visible in public locations like the Flyby and group activity features as well as segment, challenge, and club leaderboards, even if the clubs are listed as invite-only. However, recent activities in invite-only clubs will be hidden from non-members.
Enhanced privacy on
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Flyby is a Strava Labs tool that lets you playback your activity, as well as those near you, on a map and timeline. If you do not want other athletes to see your activities appear in Flybys, you can choose to opt-out of this feature entirely. You can opt-out by checking the "nobody" button located in the Flyby section of your personal settings page
Training Log SharingYou can choose to make your training log public from your Strava settings page OR from the training log page (shown below).
A privacy zone will hide the portion of your activity that starts or ends in your zone from all athletes.
- If you stop in a privacy zone during the middle of an activity, this portion will not be hidden.
- If a friend starts their activity from within your privacy zone, the portion that began in your zone will not be hidden on their activity.
- You will not appear on any segment leaderboard that starts/stops within your Privacy Zone and you cannot hold or earn any KOMs/CRs on those segments. Removing a Privacy Zone will reinstate your segment matches and any associated KOMs/CRs.
- Your Privacy Zone will be respected when you share to Facebook.
How to create a privacy zone:
- You must use Strava.com to create and manage a privacy zone.
- Go to your Settings page by hovering over your name in the top right and selecting "Settings".
- Click on the Privacy tab on the left side of the page.
- Enter a location in the provided text field, select the size of the privacy radius, and click “Create Privacy Zone.”
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To display the red circle (as shown to the left) indicating your privacy zone, go to your activity page and click on "Terrain Map" in the map section. Select the check box next to "Show Privacy Zone."
Private Uploads and Private Activities
You can make all your uploads default to private or you can make activities private on an individual basis.
To make all of your uploads private
Individual activities can be made private so that no one besides you can view them.
How to make an activity private:
Group Activity Enhanced Privacy
- If you have the toggle on, and someone not following you goes to your activity page, they will not see any grouped athletes.
- If someone not following you goes to an activity of another athlete where you're grouped, they will not see you.
- If you have the toggle on, you will see other grouped athletes, including non-followers. If you'd like to remove them, you can do so using the remove athlete button
Hide from Segment Leaderboards
- Your new activities will not appear on public segment leaderboards. This setting does not alter past activities, and you can change this on individual activities at any time.
- Much like a private activity, the segment efforts from your activity will still still show up on the "My Results" leaderboard, but not on "All Time" or other public ones.
You can opt-out of contributing your anonymized public activity data to Strava Metro and the Heatmap by unchecking the box in this section. You can read more about the benefits of contributing your data here.
Manage Followers and Block Athletes
From your profile page, you can easily manage your current followers from the "Following" tab.
Remove a follower
“Remove” a follower simply removes him/her from your list of followers but allows him/her to follow or request to follow you in the future.
Block an athlete that's already following you
Block an athlete that's not following you
Last Updated: October 15, 2015