Athletes know what they want – and go after it. And you’ve done just that in your consistent feedback about three features you’d like to see changes to, for a while now. So we couldn’t be happier to finally share updates to the feed, segments and Apple Watch syncing with you. We know it’s taken a long time to get these out, and going forward we’re committed to listening harder to your input and moving quickly on improvements that will make your experience better. Your feedback is what helped make these improvements possible. Teamwork in action.

More Control Over Your Feed

You’ve been asking about this for a while, so we’re thrilled to be able to deliver a lot more control over the order of activities you see in your feed. This means you’ll no longer miss cheering on a friend’s massive effort because you didn’t get to see it.

To give you an even more customized feed, we’re rolling out the capability to favorite the athletes you care about most. Their activities will be shown first in your feed and you can even choose to be notified whenever they upload something new. So you can always be the first to give your best friend kudos on their fresh PR.

Learn more about the feature here and make sure your app is up to date by downloading the latest version.

We’ve also added in a choice to see activities in the chronological order they were completed. This change has been one of the most frequently requested ever, so we’re happy to finally respond to athletes who have been asking for it. Just head to your Settings, select Feed Ordering and use the toggle to select the Latest Activities as your preference.

We’re pumped to keep working on making improvements and updates to the feed. We’ll be focusing on finding the best ways to reliably bring you the activities you care about. If you’re interested in learning more and joining the beta program as we continue to update the experience, we’d love your input. Visit the beta program sign-up page for more information.

Auto-Flagging for Accuracy

From now on, we’ll be working to cut down on the number of leaderboards that are clearly inaccurate and unfair. To do this, we improved the algorithm behind our auto-detection of segment records that aren’t quite right. Starting this week, when a new effort on a segment doesn't look right, or even possible, that athlete will get a notification – on their phone and – that their effort was automatically flagged.

We know most of the time flagged activities are an honest mistake. You finish a hard workout, barely catch your breath, then drive away at 40mph without hitting stop on your watch or phone. It can happen to anyone. But now, once you’re notified about your flagged activity, you can edit your workout to remove the unintended data – right from your phone.

Activity cropping is simple, quick and perfect for those times you could’ve sworn you’d finished recording.

To crop an inaccurate activity: click into your activity’s details and tap the three dots at the top right corner. Then, select Crop and use the slider tool to select the correct time when the activity started and ended.

We’re stoked to help both your activities and segment leaderboards stay more accurate and authentic than before.

Sync Straight from Apple Watch

Uploading activities recorded with your Apple Watch directly to Strava is more reliable than ever. After connecting your Health app in Strava, you’ll be able to see your last 30 days of activities, choose which ones you want to import Strava, and then title, add photos and edit them as usual.

You no longer have to worry about duplicate uploading between your Strava and Health apps.

To connect your Health app – navigate to the Profile tab > Settings > Applications, Services and Devices. Then you’ll see the Health option at the bottom to allow you to connect.

Being able to transfer data between Apple’s Health app and Strava means all your hard work is accounted for across both platforms.

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