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miles_ahead
Mt. Kenya

Abstract:

Currently, Strava only allows us to mute all activities of a particular person. This means that we can only mute someone entirely but this kind of all-or-nothing approach is detached from what is actually happening on our feeds and what we need as users.

Case Studies:

  1. Imagine you have a good friend who partakes in your preferred activity, say running. But they suddenly start posting a lot of activities from other sports which are of no interest to you (cycling, Zwift). You don't want to mute your friend beacuse you'd still like to give them kudos for any running activities, but you would prefer not to see their cycling activities.
  2. Imagine another friend, great athlete, delightful to follow by all activity sports... but they also upload their daily commute to Strava 5 days a week - short walks, under 1km long, unexciting.
  3. I'm sure you can come up with a lot of other personal examples.

Feature request:

Could you please give us the ability to mute specific types of activity per person? For example, we would like to be able to mute running from Alice and cycling from Bob while still seeing their other activity types and posts.

This could be implemented as an extended dropdown or pop-up menu when clicking "mute" on a particular friend, with a checkbox-style widget giving us an option of "all" and one additional checkbox per activity type, for each available activity type that Strava supports.

 

Thank you

TCU
Mt. Kenya

Hey, why don't you do something about this and give us the desired functionality?
There are a lot of people who want this, ok, let it be a function for paying users, but I'm so tired of waiting that I'm considering canceling my subscription to Strava until it's in place, maybe if more people do it same, something is going to happen.

UrbanSpy
Mt. Kenya

Currently, many of us upload multiple activities to separate commutes and workouts in order to have accurate data, which is cluttering our feeds.

Suggestion:

Introduce two new options:
1. Start/End Ride: Covers the entire cycling session, including commutes.
2. Start/End Workout: Specifically tracks your focused workout session (something like laps).

Benefits:
- Simplifies activity management.
- Keeps feeds organized with fewer posts.
- Improves workout tracking accuracy.

Your feedback and support for this idea are valuable. Let's make Strava even better for cyclists like us.

Best,
Anas

jon6123
Mt. Kenya

completely agree a muting feature for certain repeated activities at certain commuting times would be ideal, or at the very least a default mute all and then allow the user to selectively un-mute to the news feed

I commute daily with garmin and people complain about the number of posts my strava makes, I like that someone can come to my profile to see the total cycled but I dont want them to have to scroll through each 4km commute twice daily!  

Verdugos2655
Mt. Kenya

Yes please.  
zwift is for cops

tyleromeo
Mt. Kenya

Please add a toggle button in settings to be able to “hide indoor activities” from peoples feed.  I get that isolating Zwift or Peloton may be difficult since there will always been other indoor workout services.  I want to see real outdoor miles in my feed not people stretching session or virtual bike rides or treadmill runs.  

PowerDonkey
Mt. Kenya

Agree free to choose what to show in feed.
Please my feed is drowning in indifferent warm ups, short walks, short commutes and tons of (to anyone but the “owner”) indifferent activities.
Just imagine a filter options so that one can choose:
1. Which type of activity to show in the feed and what to hide.
2. Length or duration of the activity to be shown or hidden.

Example I can choose to display no Hikes at all but bike ride if they are longer than fx. 25km. Running if longer than 5 km….
And if someone wants to see everything just leave all filters off…. Freedom of choice!!

I am missing the core of what my friends are doing because of all the short activities spam. And I struggle to find reasons to keep my premium prescription if this remains unchanged.

Nimativ
Mt. Kenya

Gone are the days when Strava used to be for serious amateurs. It’s now full of corporate nonense about completing 12 seconds of activity this month for a chance to win…….All the monthly challenges are for newbies, none appeal to regular athletes. And feeds is full of absolute junk that belong in a diary or Facebook. Subscription will be cancelled at renewal next year if this isn’t sorted.

Karter59
Mt. Kenya

Please allow filtering for feed. Dont want to see everybodies indoor workouts or zwift rides. Want to see outdoor activities only!

KellyC777
Mt. Kenya

No change in giving us the ability to throttle feed spamming. Now winter is coming...all the garbage workouts, virtual rides and soft-core **bleep** pics will be coming to my feed soon. Ironically my subscription just auto renewed at the new rate. 

nesielheum
Mt. Kenya

Once again I will offer my support of the suggestion that paid subscribers be allowed to select the type of activities that will be posted to their feed. This would be a welcome upgrade to my strava account.

I would also like to make a suggestion to everyone that wants this feature. Please go to you Privacy Controls and select "Only Me" under Activities. This will default all of your activities to be visible to only you. You can make any individual activity visible to your followers or everyone after the fact. If everyone on Strava did this I think all of our Dashboards would be far less cluttered with useless information.

ChrisRoubaix
Mt. Kenya

More and more partners are integrating with Strava, this is great NEWS, however with more partner feeds you are seeing more types of rides in your activity feed, for example, ZwiftPeloton, etc., it’s so great to be able to save these types of rides to Strava, but we should have the ability to filter them out if we don't want to see them. 

Strava really needs to fix this glaring hole in their feature set, this is just basic filtering functionality, any developer can knock this out in minutes. 

STRAVA will never listen to this request. It's been asked for since the beginning. Filters are an easy "flip of the switch" for their programmers. They could put it behind the paywall even. There's no reason a subscriber shouldn't be able to filter out exactly what they want. Thousands of requests for this feature, but they don't listen. Just search google for it and you'll see all the frustrated users who don't want to see Peloton rides, walks, manual activities, rides and runs under certain durations, etc etc etc.

Nimativ
Mt. Kenya

Strava is now yet another data mining hub for corporations. Won’t be renewing my next subscription after 10 years .

Only option is to stop following those who post trash. 

Aerialdan
Mt. Kenya

I've been forced to find a 3rd party solution.  I now use a browser extension called 'Sauce for Strava'.  It's free to install but some services require a subscription through Patreon.  It doesn't work on the app unfortunately, so I now only browse my Strava feed through Chrome on my PC.  Just to give you an idea of what it does I've enabled the following filters:

Running - less than 5km - hide, 

Pilates - hide all, 

Workout - hide all, 

Zwift - less than 40km - hide, 

Virtual cycling - hide all, 

Commutes - hide all, 

Promotions - hide all, 

Walks - less than 10km - hide, 

Crossfit - hide all.

Now the Strava feed on my PC only shows me the 'decent' activities.  It's not perfect because someone I follow just posted a 12km treadmill run as a standard run and it still showed up.  Other than that it's brilliant.  Before this I was having to mute friends who posted too much rubbish.  Now I can unmute them knowing that I will only see their 'decent' activities.

I pay for the £4.50 per month option because I use many of the extra features.  I'm not sure whether or not the abovementioned filter is included in the free option, so it would be interesting if someone reading this could test it out and report back.

It's absolutely ridiculous that Strava have refused to implement this themselves.  If it wasn't for 'Sauce for Strava' then they would have lost my subscription ages ago!