Privacy Settings

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  • I discovered recently that uploaded pictures get their shooting time displayed in the Android app. Useless and goes against privacy protection without benefit.

    Remember that I am waiting for "hide start time" since years now. And "Followers only" is not an option as it disables segments.

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  • In Garmin I can customize the default view permissions of activities by their activity type (running, walking, swimming, cycling, etc.). It would be cool to have this feature here as well.

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  • Hi. Please do not auto enable privacy zones (1/8th mile), after I chose to disable privacy zones. 

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  • Also please don't put privacy zones on virtual rides - that is completely pointless!

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  • Can there please be an option to block the city from automatically showing with an activity? Currently it seems the only way around this is to record my workout separately and manually enter the workout. I do not wish to have anything about my location made public, so keep maps hidden but really don't want anyone to know where I live, work, vacation, and for how long, etc.

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  • I(we?) want to be able to Mute Activity before it is uploaded, rather than from the Edit Activity screen after it has been uploaded.  The main reason I want this feature added is to reduce the inconvenience of recording commutes. 

    Each time a user completes a commute ride, we need to take the time to edit that activity immediately so that it doesn't pollute our followers' feeds before we can make the edit.

    Alternatively, an option to "Mute all Commutes" would work as well.  That way, if a user marks a ride as a commute before uploading it, it will not populate their followers' feeds, and they(we) can continue with our movement after the ride without having to edit each and every ride instantly.

    Thanks for considering!

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  • Hey Tyrn Armstrong we currently don't have the option to do this. However, there is a 3rd party site -- Activity Fix that can do this for you. You can create rules such as "mute all rides marked as commute" and it automatically does this for you right upon uploading. We appreciate your feedback!

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  • I'd also like to Mute by Default. For me the reason is that I want to be able to name the activity, write descriptions, add pictures, etc before I post. Right now I do this by setting to Private by default, then setting to Public after editing. But I'd rather post it Publicly, but muted so that any friends and loved ones waiting for me to come home know I finished an activity if they go looking for it.

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  •  I'd also like to be able to mute from the website, rather than only in the App.

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  • Please allow us to Un-kudo! I clicked on it by accident and now I am wishing I hadn't.

     

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  • Add privacy settings for photos.
    - Only you
    - subscribers only
    - All users
    Make these settings in the activity itself, in editing past workouts, and in the sharing settings.

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  • Hide entire map feature is great! Would be more useful if you could chose this for only certain activities. Not as a setting for all future activities.

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  • I would like to see the option added to mute all my activities by default. While I am not opposed to someone seeing my activities, I don’t wish to participate in the disingenuous giving or receiving of kudos for any little activity. It’s so meaningless like “likes” on FB or Twitter. As it is, I have to default my activities visibility to Only Me, then once uploaded, switch it to Everyone while simultaneously checking the Mute button. It would save me time not having to edit each activity.

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  • Hi,

    I would like it very much if I can enable 2FA in my Strava account.
    This is because there is quite a bit of private information to be found.

    Is this on the schedule?

    Best regards.

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  • Hiding an address is inconceivably random! Why is the map visibility privacy circle around the address so rigidly set by Strava? Why can't I just select the area that I want to be invisible to followers? Rather than Strava arbitrarily deciding some random circle around the address, please let us select our own area to make invisible!

    Sincerely,

    Your strava user

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  • Why is public if I write a Goal for a Strava Segment? 

    Goals Privacy

    Performance (segment/power) goals are public. Non-followers can see these goals when viewing your profile page. Progress (weekly/monthly/annual) goals are private.

     

     

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  • Feature idea/request: Make it possible to customize privacy settings per activity type.

    My problem is that I'm always happy to share my running activities recorded using Garmin on Strava while there are other types of activities, such as yoga or meditations, that I'd like to keep private and therefore not share by default. Right now, I have to go to each activity and manually change its privacy setting, and that's annoying and time consuming.

    What are your thoughts on this?

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  • I would like to the option to turn off receiving kudos and commenting?

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  • William Parsons - While they may or may not get around to giving you that full option, you can always go into your settings and turn off the notifications for things like Kudos and comments.  That way, they may still happen but you won't get bothered with all of the notifications that come with it.

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  • William Parsons I share your desire to avoid the kudos and comments. It feels like a silly, insincere, ego stroking game of “I’ll kudo all yours if you’ll kudo all mine”, regardless of whether anyone did anything significant or not. Because I organize rides for my club on Strava and we use it to track mileage/activities, I can’t just go completely private or quit it. What I do now is use the Mute feature on every ride. By default my activities’ visibility is set to “Only You” (private). Once posted, I use the iOS app to mute the activity and change the visibility to everyone. My activities only appear under my profile. While I still get an occasional kudo or comment, the user has to visit my profile to find the activity first since it doesn’t appear on their dashboard or on group activities lists. It’s a little extra work, but it’s less work that trading insincere kudos with a bunch of folks. If Strava ever adds the ability to mute activities by default, it would remove that extra step and make my life easier.

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  • Thanks Jason Lamoreaux Tom Benzaia I've seen and applied all those options. I don't have a mega amount of followers but enough that makes giving sincere kudos extremely time consuming and I eventually found myself flicking through my feed speed clicking every kudos. I know I'm not the first or only person to have experienced this and maybe I look too deeply into posted rides but most of my followers I have actually met on various rides developing a personal connection and connecting on a ride is what I appreciate most.

     

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  • In the "My Gear" section it would be useful to be able to remove a component from a bike without retiring it and then be able to add it back onto the bike at a later date. It would be useful to me because I run different tyres in the summer and winter but they last me more than one season. I also use different pedals depending on the type of riding that I am doing. e.g. flat pedals for trail riding or commuting, clipless pedals for bike touring. Other components may also be rotated for seasonal reasons but not retired. It would be important to be able to track the mileage / hours of usage of these components accurately to monitor service life and prevent wear and damage.

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  • The suggestion @chris d made is a good one. I too swap tires based on whether I am on the road or a trainer. So maybe allow us to add multiple rear tires then have an “Active” property that can be enabled on only one.

    It would also be nice if we could add shoes and other items we cyclists use. If there was an “Other” option which allowed us to add custom entries, we could track anything like shoes, electronic devices, batteries, etc.

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  • Hoping to make a feature suggestion. I really value the new functionality to 'hide from home feed' activities that are made visible to everyone. It fits my style. My followers can go to my profile if they are curious what I'm up to, but I don't advertise it in my feed. This feature is probably makes me the most thankful and loyal to strava.
    My question ... can 'hide from home feed' be coupled with 'everyone' activity visibility as a Default? That would be so helpful. Thank you!

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  • PLEASE FIX BLOCKING.  When you block someone on the platform, they should not only be prevented from seeing your activities (which, I believe, works fine), but you should not have to see their comments posted to the activities of those you follow and, assuming you commented on those activities prior to the person you have blocked, even receive an e-mail notification that they've commented.  They shouldn't be able to see your comments, either.  (I'm fine with seeing someone I've blocked on club/segment leaderboards, etc. because it's not obtrusive and easily ignored.)  This is one example of where Facebook has actually done something right.  PLEASE follow their example, and get this feature implemented properly.

    THANK YOU!

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  • Please enable privacy zones for the entirety of the ride, not just beginning and end. If I return home mid-ride (it happens) the map shows me heading up my driveway.

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  • Hi Ray Giddins

    Thanks for writing in. You should be able to see what others can see when viewing an activity where your Map Visibility settings apply. Athletes can see what is hidden on all of their own maps
    • Map routes will be greyed out to show it exists for the owner athlete
    • Map routes visible to other athletes will be shown in orange
    • All other athletes on the platform will not see the grey hidden areas on maps
    Once you hide a specific location in your Strava settings, this should be applied retroactively to all previously uploaded activities. If you add another default Map Visibility setting, such as hiding your start and endpoints no matter where they occur or hide your maps completely, these settings will not be applied to previous activities and will only apply to future activities. If you then toggle a Map Visibility setting on an individual activity, the last settings change to the individual activity will be used, including toggling off that setting. One important note is that, with the exception of hiding your maps completely, Map Visibility settings apply to the start and end of your activity and not to any middle portion. If you ride or run through a hidden area, that portion of your activity will still be shown. You can find more information about your Privacy Settings at our Privacy Center. If you have any additional questions, feel free to submit a support ticket.
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  • Thanks Soren. I know how it works. I want it to work differently.

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  • Whatever privacy concerns might exist around flybys, showing a "welcome to flybys" message *every single time* I look at one does not address them in any way. It is the most ridiculous UI I have ever encountered. I cancelled my subscription because of it. An organisation that insults the intelligence of its users, does not deserve users.

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  • Hey Strava,

    I use Strava to plan training activities and routes. If I do not share my activities publicly, it is not possible to display my personal headmap when planning a new route in the desktop/online version. Please modify!
    This is now possible in the app version, but the smartphone is too small to plan routes there!

     

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