Andy Goulding .
asked this on April 05, 2012 12:23 PM
I have a friend using this app, but how and where can i find him?.
I would also find the answer to this question useful. Is it even possible to find your friends that already have an account? Or do I have to "invite" them?
I'd love an answer to this as well. I have a friend using Strava on an iPhone but doesn't show up anywhere in my "friends to follow" list. The list is mostly pros, even though friends on Facebook who us S don't show there.
Can you just ask them for their athlete ID? Then access http://app.strava.com/athletes/<athleteID> and follow.
not the best search but there is this .... http://app.strava.com/athletes/search
It would be great if we could find all our friends on facebook or via our email address book...
I am trying to find my wife on Strava, but can't. Is there an easy or any way to follow people you know are on strava? It seems very difficult to find friends
surely its a simple enough ask - i don't want to follow a pro I've never heard of but would like to follow some friends
To find a friend: choose "Explore" at the top of the page, then choose "athlete search" then type in the friends name. As long as you have the spelling correct you should be good to go. You can also use partial names if you like, but that leads to lots of pages to scroll through.
To invite a friend: http://app.strava.com/invites/new
Hope that helps!
To the people saying fo to Explore and then use the Athlete Search function - that doesn't really work to achieve what people are asking. It is OK, if you know the name of the person you are looking for and can search by name (although even that sometimes doesn't work!).
If you've got your account connected with facebook it should, for example, be able to show you a list of your friends who are on facebook and have a Strava account. There doesn't appear to be this functionality and I think this is what people would like to see.
I've just had a notification in my dashboard from Strava saying: "Your Facebook friend xxx just joined Strava! Follow them now." This is OK when new people join but what about people who are already members?!
"To the people saying fo to Explore and then use the Athlete Search function - that doesn't really work to achieve what people are asking. It is OK, if you know the name of the person you are looking for and can search by name (although even that sometimes doesn't work!).
I've just had a notification in my dashboard from Strava saying: "Your Facebook friend xxx just joined Strava! Follow them now." This is OK when new people join but what about people who are already members?!"
I can get you part of the way; I can get you a list of your friends that have linked their Strava and Facebook accounts. First you must link your Facebook account from your Strava account settings. Then, click on your account drop down menu and then the "Invite Friends" options. In the middle of the page is a button to "Invite Your Facebook Friends to Strava" - click this. All your friends will be listed, and you have the ability to pare down this list to "Strava Users" by selecting that option in the drop down menu. That will list all your Facebook friends that are using and have linked their accounts to Strava. This won't give you a list of all your Facebook friends using Strava, but it is a start.
If you found her on a segment leader board. You can click on them which will take you to their profile page and then you can click the follow button.
Alternativey, you can search for there name here http://app.strava.com/athletes/search
Another option everyone can try is to ask their friends for there profile number. This can be found in the address bar when you click on your profile. All you need to do is swap the profile number with theirs and this will load their page.
Example is mine http://app.strava.com/athletes/183124
I have just started using this app ans am quite pleased with it. recommended it to a friend some miles away who is also using it but for the life of me could not see away to follow him. So thanks to Logan F for the instructions.
But common Strava make it easier, we all do not subscribe to Facebook.
It used to be possible to search by town, I have done it before. But now, for the life of me I can't figure out how to do it, it just keeps saying there are no athletes with the name of my town. well, duh! just try to search for someone when you only recall their first name. there is no way i am clicking through 300+ pages looking for this person.
I agree with the fact that athlete search is far from optimal! Regional search should be one of the search options.
Sorry for the frustration and confusion! We apologize that this is not easier and appreciate your feedback.
This article does a good job of outlining some of the ways to find your friends on Strava.
1) Click on the "Invite Athletes to Strava" button when you see it on your Dashboard, your list of followed athletes, or anywhere else.
2) You can add emails of the friends you want to invite, or select Gmail to browse your Gmail contacts for easy selection.
3) You can also add friends via Facebook: just click on the Facebook icon at the left side of the page. From here you can see all your Facebook friends that are already on Strava, or select those that aren't in order to invite them to join in on the fun.
Looking for your friends on Strava? Use the Athlete Search to find them.
Try this link: https://www.facebook.com/browse/friends_using_app/?app_id=284597785309
Understatement of the year there Ashley! Can't believe it's so hard to find an existing friend on Strava.
Perhaps move the "athlete search" from the misleading tab of 'Explore', ideally to a 'Search' tab along with Segment and Activity Search?
Need a geographic search of athletes on Strava. If you include an "age" filter that would help.
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