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Ability to Set Private Goals

I would like to have a "private/public" option for goals.  When I set goals I don't necessarily want anyone else to be able to see them.  Having goals is part of my training which I prefer not to share. 

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  • Perfectly stated Christoffer A.

    I have been requesting this change for over a year. It truly seems that Strava wants to loose all of their Premium users.

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  • To everyone on this thread - Given that Strava has made it clear that they will not implement private goals I've decided to write a goals app using the Strava API that works with your Strava data and will allow complete privacy plus a feature-rich set of goals options.  Please let me know if there are any features in particular you would like in such an app.  Initially it will be for iPhone only (I'm an iOS developer) but if the iOS version is sufficiently popular there would be an Android version as well. You can send your ideas and opinions to me at cscummingsiiiATgmailDOTcom.

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  • +1 from me. Please add this option. Especially for premium users this option should be available!

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  • I would also like to see this feature added as well....anyone?

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  • If no private setting, give us the option to delete the post please.

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  • Just set my first goal and now see it spamming on everyone's feed, absolutely ridiculous!! Why they can't give a privacy option beggars belief? Listen to your users Strava!

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  • I would like to add my support to the request for private goals. Not necessarily as an option, just make them all private, I'm sure that is what most people want and if it makes it easier if might get done.

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  • Well I was excited to see this post but very disappointed to see that there is not likely to be any action from Strava. I would love to set Goals and am sure it would be a great way to improvemy cycling but I don't want to bombard my followers with what will be essentially totally boring for them. I am not a competitive cyclist but I can see that if I was there would also be a serious problem of letting my competition know what areas I was working on.

    Please Strava understand that this is important, you have just been promoting live segments so that we can watch how we are going in relation to our goals but make setting them up impossible.

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  • This is disappointing. I'm on a premium trial currently, added a goal and promptly deleted it as soon as it showed up in my activity feed. Best times up hills - of course I want to share and compare, but goals - absolutely no way. Strava as a social app is great, everyone uses it and I like being able to see what my mates and the pros are up to. Am I going to pay for that privilege? No!

    No premium features (apart from heatmaps) have me considering it beyond the trial. This is exactly the kind of thing, if implemented properly, that would get me to consider parting with my hard earned cash.

    Live segments in their current guise are annoying and unhelpful, this is the kind of feature that makes them helpful. 

    I hope you re-consider. Until then I'll be going back to free plan.

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  • I agree.  Really?  Can't make this private? I think everyone would agree, just make all private goals private.  Seems like a simple code fix.  

    "Our focus at the moment is on social features." Is Strava a training application or a cycling Facebook?

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  • Echoing comments made over the past 3+ years, I too would like to be able to set private goals.  I just received a free trial after purchasing a Garmin 520.  I'm not going to be setting KOM's so the goal setting looked like a meaningful way to benefit from the live segment function.  But I have no interest in broadcasting my goals to the world, so after setting two goals and then seeing them show up in the public feed, I immediately cancelled them.  I suspect I will be cancelling my membership too.  

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  • The lack of a private goal options really makes Strava a second rate platform.

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  • Please add this feature. 

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  • I'm trying to regain fitness and setting goals is a good move but I don't want to broadcast it to the world so the goals feature is useless on this platform.  Goals should absolutely default to private or at least hide the target value (i.e. show that I have set a FTP goal but don't say what it is).

    From a programming perspective, this is really trivial.  There are no crazy calculations or such, just a visibility toggle.  Truly, this would take a minimal amount of effort and would satisfy a large number of PAYING users.  Get it done.

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  • Simon Cotton - you've found the easiest and best solution. Since Strava has had NO interest in adding a public/private setting for goals, over the last three years, just change the default from public to private, as most, if not ALL Strava subscribers prefer. Surely, even Strava's over-worked programmers can handle is simple task.

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  • +1

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  • Yeah, at this point it looks like willful neglect. They've admitted that its not a priority. Really? I get these eMails with Strava stories and all I can think about is that more meaningful things go unanswered.

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  • I too would like to be able to make some of my goals private.

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  • I canceled my premium membership because of Strava's arrogance and willful neglect of this particular issue.  

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  • This is feature I'd really like to see too. I would like to set my own goals, but not for everyone to see !

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  • I have just started using the goals feature, not realising that it would be broadcast to everyone. This is rediculous and like a lot of other people, I am now questioning whether or not to carry on subscribing to premium membership. Surely for most people the goals are personal training targets.

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  • I'll be waiting to renew my subscription until we can mark goals as private.

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  • It's strange that the API seems to have recently been locked down so that you can now see your own stats but no-one else's (presumably for privacy reasons) and yet your goals remain public. I too won't set any more until I can set them without spamming other followers. A privacy switch would be so easy to implement. You do wonder if this is no longer a training app and is now just a social showcase.

    Come on non-Strava developers, there's a huge audience out there who want a whole host of features that Strava seem unable or unwilling to fix.  Make us a better Strava and we'll be sending our premium subscriptions to you.

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  • Wow.  This has been requested multiple times for 4 years!  And, it looks like there hasn't been an official comment from  since 2016.  I, too, would love this feature.  Better yet, (I know I am asking way too much) allow us to chase our goal time on live segments - instead of the QOM/KOM.  Oh, but that's probably too complicated (way more than privatizing goals!), so Iet's put this request on the back-burner until 2025. 

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  • I'm fed up with Strava ignoring this (and other issues) and have cancelled my Summit membership.

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  • Since my last comment seems to have been censored, I will try again.

     

    Privacy is a real concern, Strava.  Why not treat this request seriously and set a programmer to setting it up?  If other things can be made private on strava, then why not personal goals?

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  • +1

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  • Please add this feature. I set goal and immediately deleted it because I don't want my followers knowing... 

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  • Still waiting for this along with EVERYONE ELSE.

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  • Hey James (and everyone),

    Would your consider a 3rd party tool? Strava is really awesome about having an open API so developers can build apps that access your Strava data.

    Private goals would be great, but I also want to be able to plan my weekly goals for a few months ahead. Would anyone want to demo an app or website that lets you do this? I'm working on a project but would love some input.

    Let me know! 

    Greg Krathwohl, gkrathwohl@gmail.com

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