Your Privacy Defaults When You Create a Strava Account

When you create a new Strava account, your privacy controls will default to the following:

  • Profile: Everyone
  • Activities: Everyone
  • Group Activities: Everyone
  • Flyby: No One
  • Training Log: Private
  • Mentions: Everyone
  • Training Log: Private
  • Who can message you: Following
  • Map Visibility: The first and last 200 meters of your future activity maps will be hidden by default when you log in to the Strava app.
  • Aggregated Data Usage: Enabled
  • Public Photos on Routes: Enabled
  • Sharing my Activities with my Followers: Opted in
  • Personal Information Sharing: Opted in

You can adjust your settings at any time to reflect your desired experience. These defaults do not apply if you are under 18.

How can I adjust my privacy settings?

To adjust your privacy settings, visit your privacy controls page on our website or the mobile app. To learn more about adjusting your controls, please visit our privacy center or any of the following articles.

What information is always visible to all Strava members?

To help people connect with you, some profile information will always be visible to all Strava members, regardless of your privacy settings: Your first and last name, your badge (subscription, pro athlete, or verified) if you have one, bio, and number of followers/following.

What information is public to anyone on the internet?

Profile Page

If your profile’s privacy controls are set to “Everyone,” a logged-out version of your profile page will be available to non-members. The information on your profile page may be indexed by search engines and consequently appear in search results. 

Adjusting your profile page privacy controls to "Followers" prevents search engines from seeing your Strava profile and indexing photos and information attached to your activities. To enable this setting, you can go here on the website or Settings > Privacy Controls on the Strava mobile app. Your public profile may be displayed in search engine results until the search engine refreshes its cache.

If you'd like to remove your photos from Google’s search index, you can request the removal of content by following the outlined process here.


If your Activities privacy control is set to “Everyone,” anyone on Strava can view the details about your activities. If your Profile Page Privacy Control is set to “Everyone” as well, your activities will be visible while logged out of Strava. However, the first and last 200 meters of your future activity maps will be hidden by default when you log in to the Strava app. In addition, anyone on the internet may be able to see your placement on leaderboards.

Adjusting your activity privacy controls to "Followers" or “Only You” will prevent your activity from appearing on leaderboards and will limit the visibility of your activity details to your selected privacy setting (either “Followers” or “Only You.”)

Frequently Asked Privacy Questions

Please visit our Privacy FAQs to learn more about your privacy controls.

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