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Strava now allows users to message each other

What To Know

  • Users can now send messages in one-on-one chats or group chats, allowing for better coordination of community runs directly on the platform.
  • With the new chat settings, users can manage their preferences, allowing them to send or receive messages from mutuals or accounts they already follow.
  • In group chats, creators have control over adding or removing participants and can grant members the ability to invite others or exit the conversation.
  • The introduction of messaging aligns with Strava’s efforts to become a more engaging platform for fitness-focused individuals to connect in real life.

Strava, the popular app for tracking activities like hikes and runs, is enhancing its social capabilities by introducing messaging features. Users can now send messages in one-on-one chats or group chats, allowing for better coordination of community runs directly on the platform.

Previously, users had to resort to off-platform communication on apps like WhatsApp or Facebook for discussing meetup events.

With the new chat settings, users can manage their preferences, allowing them to send or receive messages from mutuals or accounts they already follow. Additionally, users can choose to receive messages only when they initiate a chat.

In group chats, creators have control over adding or removing participants and can grant members the ability to invite others or exit the conversation. Strava is also adding features like reacting to messages with gifs or likes to enhance interactions.

Strava, with over 100 million users and 40 million activities uploaded weekly, aims to evolve beyond a tracking tool for runners and bikers. The introduction of messaging aligns with Strava’s efforts to become a more engaging platform for fitness-focused individuals to connect in real life.

This move follows Strava’s previous social media-like features, including curated feeds and posts. Additionally, the platform recently integrated music streaming and made some premium-only features accessible to free users to further expand its user base and offerings.

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