Strava: How To Make An Activity Private?

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When you use Strava to track your workouts, but you are worried about posting your running and biking routes for everyone to see, you need not worry because you can make your activities private.

Exercise tracker Strava doubles as a social media platform. It allows you to share your workouts with your followers and compete against other users around the world. Strava poses some safety concerns, but there are ways you can limit who can view your runs to just your followers, or you can make them completely private.

We’ll show you how to make all your activities private and make individual activities private. When you personalize an action, it will not count toward any challenges.

Follow the steps below to make your activities private.

How to make all your activities private on Strava:

  1. Open Strava app
  2. Tap the gear in the upper right-hand corner
  3. Scroll down and select “Privacy Controls.”
  4. Select “Activities”
  5. Select “Only You”

This makes it so only you can view your workouts. The downside to making all your workouts private is your activities cannot count towards any challenges.

How to make an activity private on Strava:

  1. Select “Finish” at the end of your workout
  2. Scroll down to “Privacy Controls” and select “Who can see.”
  3. Select “Only You”
  4. Select “OK”
  5. Select “Save Activity”

How to retroactively make an activity private on Strava:

  1. Navigate to the activity you want to make private
  2. Tap on the workout
  3. Tap the three orange dots in the upper right-hand corner
  4. Select “Edit Activity”
  5. Scroll down to “Privacy Controls”
  6. Select “Who can see.”
  7. Select “Only You”
  8. Tap “OK”
  9. Tap “Update Activity”

When an activity is private, a lock will appear at the bottom of the screen.

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