If I remove a follower, do they receive a notification?

No, removing or blocking a follower does not send a notifications to the person. 

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To unfollow or block an athlete:

  • Go to your list of followers on the Strava website, which you can access from the Following tab on your profile page. 
  • Click on the name of the follower that you'd like to remove or block.
  • From their profile page, hover over the "Following" button to select "Unfollow". Or, click the gear icon and select "Block Athlete." 

Learn more about how to block and manage followers on Strava, and our other privacy settings. 

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  • Will someone who is currently following me know if I block them?

  • Did you ever find an answer to this? I must have changed my privacy settings accidentally and as a result I've got people following me who I'd ignored requests from, because I don't know them. They may be friends of friends though, so I don't really want to offend.

  • Hi Corinne, no on both accounts. No notification or other alert is sent to another member if you unfollow or block them.

  • why am i unable to block a follower?

  • How do I block or delete people following me

  • I cant seem to block an idiot that is following me and writing un-invited comments. No gear symbol next to his name to click on
    Please help

  • Helooooo? How do I prevent Strava from suggesting I follow athletes that I have blocked?

  • Jon and Joad - I am creating direct support tickets for both of you so that our staff can respond via email.

  • Good afternoon Elle,
    I'm having the same issue, no gear symbol next to the name to click on. if you can help me as well.
    Thank you

  • No gear symbol and I have someone following me who I do not know. How do I block him?

  • I've added some helpful screenshots and instructions above.

  • I have 4 friends following me. I want to turn ON Enhanced Privacy Mode to block anyone else without my consent. Will that block my 4 friends if I do that?

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