In our newest release this afternoon, Strava has given privacy settings a facelift. Some of you have been asking for enhanced privacy settings and we completely understand – it’s fun to share most things on Strava, but sometimes you just want to keep a few things private.
Here are the 2 major changes in the new release:
1. Public vs. Private Profiles: By selecting the “Strava Users Only,” your profile and your rides will only be visible to other Strava members, and your name will be anonymized on all of the leaderboards, club pages, events, and widgets. To make this switch, just go to your privacy settings and select the new option!
2. Private Rides: This should be pretty straightforward – by making a ride “private” it won’t be visible to anyone. Period. Your KOM’s won’t register, people won’t be able to see your ride in weekly totals, and the ride page itself will only be visible through your account. Hopefully, the desire to completely hide a ride won’t arise too often, since sharing and competing is really the best part of Strava, but for those times when it is necessary, just go to the drop box on your ride page and select “make my ride private.” And FYI, from a training perspective, if you make a ride “private,” you can still compare your segment efforts with any others you did in your public rides.
3. Hidden Locations: And don’t forget that you can still hide locations on your ride maps. Go to privacy settings and then add the address (like your home or office) that you’d like to keep private.
That covers it. And please keep the feature requests and suggestions coming – we read all of them and then have awesome debates about what to work on next.