If you want to get in on the hype of using Strava to track your workouts, but you have concerns about posting your running and biking routes for the whole world to see, fear not because you can make your activities private.

Strava is an exercise tracker that doubles as a social media platform. It allows you to share your workouts with your followers and compete in challenges with users around the globe. Posting your daily run to Strava raises some safety concerns, but there are ways to limit who can view your runs to just your followers or you can make them completely private.

We will show you how to change your settings to make all your activities private and how to make individual activities private. However, it should be noted that when you make an activity private it won’t count toward any challenges.

Follow the steps below to make your activities private.

How to make all your activities private on Strava:

1. Open Strava app

2. Tap the gear in the upper right hand corner

Tap the gear icon to access your settings.

Tap the gear icon to access your settings.
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3. Scroll down and select “Privacy Controls”

Select "Privacy Controls" to control who can see your activities.

Select “Privacy Controls” to control who can see your activities.
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4. Select “Activities”

Select "Activities" to control who can see your activities.

Select “Activities” to control who can see your activities.
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5. Select “Only You”

Tap the circle next to "Only You" to make your activities private.

Tap the circle next to “Only You” to make your activities private.
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This makes it so only you can view your workouts. The downside to making all your workouts private is your activities cannot count towards any challenges.

How to make an activity private on Strava:

1. Select “Finish” at the end of your workout

Tap "Finish" to finish recording your activity.

Tap “Finish” to finish recording your activity.
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2. Scroll down to “Privacy Controls” and select “Who can see”

Select "Who can see" to control who can view your activity.

Select “Who can see” to control who can view your activity.
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3. Select “Only You”

Tap the circle next to "Only You" to make your activity private.

Tap the circle next to “Only You” to make your activity private.
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4. Select “OK”

5. Select “Save Activity”

Tap "Save Activity" to finish editing your activity.

Tap “Save Activity” to finish editing your activity.
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How to retroactively make an activity private on Strava:

1. Navigate to the activity you want to make private

2. Tap on the workout

3. Tap the three orange dots in the upper right hand corner

Tap the three orange circles to edit your activity.

Tap the three orange circles to edit your activity.
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4. Select “Edit Activity”

Tap "Edit Activity."

Tap “Edit Activity.”
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5. Scroll down to “Privacy Controls”

6. Select “Who can see”

Select "Who can see" to control who can view your activity.

Select “Who can see” to control who can view your activity.
Credit: screenshot: Strava

7. Select “Only You”

Tap the circle next to "Only You" to make your activity private.

Tap the circle next to “Only You” to make your activity private.
Credit: Screenshot: strava

8. Tap “OK”

9. Tap “Update Activity”

When an activity is private a lock will appear at the bottom of the screen.

The lock will appear when an activity is private.

The lock will appear when an activity is private.
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