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It should be nice to have the possibility to configure the privacy settings for each activity.

In my case, I would like to set "Trail" as visible for all and "Gym" hide for the others people, since not interesting for them.

Mt. Kenya

Currently, you can set the automatic privacy levels for activities universally. That is, all activités added or uploaded to Strava are either Private, Followers Only, or Public.

Being able to set the automatic privacy level based on activity type would enhance the sharing and logging of activities. Some users may wish all their runs to be available to Followers, keep their walks Private, but have their swims available Publicly.

By setting these privacy levels automatically, it will make it easier to only share what the user wants.


My Garmin tracks all of my walks automatically - at least two a day as I walk to and from work. I like having these activities on Strava but, for privacy reasons, I don't want them to be visible to the whole world. Ideally, I don't really want them to clutter up my followers' activity feeds either. Unfortunately, as things stand, the only way to accomplish this easily is to set *all* activities to private or followers only. Of course, this then prevents me from featuring in any leader boards for my runs (which I would be quite happy to have public) and this, in turn, gives the already pricy premium subscription even less value.

Yes, I could go into Strava and edit the privacy of every run as I complete it - but this will take time, constitutes a hassle, and is bound to be forgotten on occasion. Strava has an opportunity to make this process quick and easy and I can't see it costing very much on their part, either. Implementing it would encourage more people to pay attention to leader boards (as they would now be able to take part in them easily, without sacrificing so much of their privacy) and this in turn might encourage more people to consider paying for a premium subscription.

Why this feature hasn't been implemented already is beyond me.

Mt. Kenya

Adding my vote, I would also use this feature.

Mt. Kenya

I found this thread from a google search. I would also like to see this feature everyone is asking for, but there is one half way solution with You can set it up so it will “mute” activities you want not to be shown on followers feeds, and you can set it up by activity type. Difference between a muted activity and a private activity is that anyone can still see a muted activity if they open your profile, but they will not clutter up your followers feeds. 

Mt. Kenya

Would be so useful! Such a pain having gym workouts or walks automatically upload but don’t want to go private for me competitive runs 

Mt. Kenya

I think this would be an easy enhancement and very useful. I like to track my Recover workouts, but don't need to socialize 

Mt. Kenya

Seems like a very obvious improvement - we shouldn't have to choose between not tracking non-public activities and manually editing everything we do want to share! This is a social platform after all. Hope the dev team will consider

Mt. Kenya

I echo all of the previous comments, I want this feature for the same reasons. 

Mt. Kenya

We really need this feature. Especially for folks that track their indoor spinning. There is absolutely no reason to muck up the feed with this information.  We should not only be able to stop sharing by individual activities, but also share/not share based on tags.