Strava, like all social media applications, can reveal a lot of information about you. Even if you stop random strangers from finding your home address, sometimes you may need to actively stop certain people from seeing what you are doing. Here’s how to block other people on Strava.
By default, anyone on the internet can see your activities and, potentially, find out where you live. Be sure to check the privacy settings of your Strava account too.
What Does Blocking Do to Strava?
Blocking someone on Strava:
- Remove them from your followers and you from them.
- Prevent them from following you again or seeing your activity in detail.
- Hides your profile details except for your profile picture, bio, total activity count for the last month, activity statistics for that week, and how many followers you have. It’s what someone who isn’t following you sees when they view your profile, but that’s not all.
It’s little wonder, if you have an activity that can be seen publicly, like saying the top 10 on the segment leaderboards, they will be able to see the summary there, but they won’t be able to click to see more detail.
Blocking someone won’t send them a notification, but they will know something has changed if they try to see your profile.
How to Block Someone on a Mobile App
Go to the profile page of the person you want to block on Strava and tap on the three little dots in the top right corner.
Tap “Block this Athlete,” then “Block Athlete” to block them.
How to Block Someone on the Strava Site
Open Strava in your browser and navigate to the athlete page of the person you want to block. Click the “Settings” icon (gear icon) and then “Block Athletes”.
Finally, click “Block Athlete” again to block them.
A Strava account that you block will no longer be able to follow you or see information about your activity, follow you, or appear in your activity feed anymore.