Following is a way for athletes to subscribe to other athletes' activities on Strava. When you follow another athlete you will see their activities, challenge progress, created routes, among other actions displayed in your activity feed. A complete list of your followers can be viewed from your profile page under the Following tab on the Strava website or by tapping your following count on the Strava mobile app. Learn more about managing followers and blocking athletes here.
Add Athletes to your Favorites
You can add an athlete you follow to your favorites if you would like to see their new activities towards the top of your feed. From the athlete’s profile page, select the Following button to reveal the option to Add to Favorites. Once you’ve favorited an athlete, you’ll see a star icon next to their name on their profile page and in your feed. You will see a list of all the athletes you favorited when you view your list of athletes you’re following.
Activity Notifications from Athletes you Follow
You can opt to receive a notification each time an athlete uploads an activity. From the athlete’s profile page, select the Following button to reveal the option to Turn on Notifications. When this setting is enabled you will receive a push notification each time the athlete uploads an activity to Strava. Please be aware that you must allow Strava to send notifications in your phone’s app setting in order to receive activity notifications.
Why don't I see the option to favorite or turn on notifications for an athlete?
Please make sure your app is up to date by downloading the latest version (140.0) from the iTunes or Google Play Store. These options are not available on the Strava website.
Can an athlete see if I’ve favorited them?
Yes, any athlete can see a list of those who’ve favorited them from their list of followers.
Why am I not receiving notifications for some activities even though I’ve enabled notifications for the athlete?
You may not receive notifications for all activities depending on the other athletes' privacy controls.
Can I share my activities with only the athlete’s I’ve favorited?
It is not possible to give certain followers like those you’ve favorited access to your activities while restricting access for other followers. At this time your activity privacy controls allow you to restrict access to your activity details page to everyone, followers, or just you.