new Strava Privacy Zone Map Changes – Quite Nice

new Strava Privacy Zone Map Changes

I just noticed this today.

Once you have uploaded your workouts to Strava, the map view now shades in the part of your route that will be hidden ie as determined by your privacy zone setting.

I quickly changed my work privacy zone setting to get the image above. Check it out on some of your runs, it’s cool to see how the randomisation element of Strava’s calculation varies from one image to the next.

Edit: Strava has just pinged me with the full update details which are these (I may have missed the press release on this a week or so ago):

What’s New – Edit Map Visibility (mobile + web, free for all athletes)

  • Athletes will be able to control the visibility of their map.
    • Controls can be applied as default settings (to all activity uploads) or applied to individual activities — hiding up to 1 mile at either the start or end of the activity OR completely hiding the map altogether
  • Athletes will have 3 ways in which they can hide their location in their privacy controls under ‘additional controls’ which will apply to all activities:
    • Hide up to 1 mile from the start/end at a specific location (current functionality)
      • Hiding address applies to all activities past/future
    • Hide up to 1 mile from the start/end no matter where they are (NEW!)
      • Only applies to future uploads
    • Hide map completely for all activities (NEW!)
      • Only applies to future uploads
      • It Will also be hidden from Global Heatmap
      • Not visible anywhere on Strava
    • To give confidence that their choices have been implemented, athletes will be able to see what is hidden on their maps when viewing their own activities. (NEW!)
      • Parts of the activity that are shown to just you (e.g. start and endpoints) will be grey and what is shown to others will be orange. – see attached images
    • Access on mobile via […] in the top right corner when viewing activity.
    • Access on the web via the pencil icon on the left side of the screen when viewing activity.
    • They also sent through a few images but this one is the best and most illustrative



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