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Share tours only with followers / Additional privacy mode

When sharing a planned tour with a friend I'm setting this tour as public which I don't like.

Like in garmin connect it would be useful to have couple of basic privacy settings like:

-shared with my followers (all)
-shared with followerX,Y,Z (selected)

hope it makes sense,

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Under Review  ·  Adminkomoot Team (Admin, komoot) responded  · 


thanks a lot for this interesting idea!

We’ll see what we can do to implement it. Should there be any plans here, we’ll post a respective update.

Please mind that we are unable to give you exact dates here. If you have entered the idea or voted vor it, you’ll be informed via mail as soon as we have updated the status here.

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  • Neoweed commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I think this would be a game-changer! Now I don't share because of my home address being visible. And yet I could use is, cos I need to share it with at least one friend/

  • AJWitt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The lack of a privacy zone is the one thing preventing me from making wider use of this app - and making a purchase. I want to share my local routes (no other users around here so this would be great content for the community) but I need to hide my location. Exactly the same as Strava do it please with a randomised centre of the privacy circle. Whilst I could start/stop my ride recording away from home that still requires me to remember to do it and I don't like fiddling with apps/Garmin when I'm riding, it's dangerous.

  • marcin_76 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    More sophisticated and separate approaches to privacy settings (and maybe their defaults) should be implemented for PLANNED and COMPLETED tours. Personally, I do not see any reason to share Planned tours with general audience - as opposed to interesting Completed ones, of course.

    What bothers me most for now, is the inability to plan a tour with a friend without making it public, i.e. accessible to everyone, along with all our comments. So what I miss most, is the ability to share a tour with a selected person, not making it public in the process.

    BTW, if you invite people to a tour and make it private again, the invited users lose the access.

  • RobHM commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It's very strange that this basic set of privacy options has not yet been implemented. Like others, this means that I have to use other apps for sharing, since it should certainly not be that "shared" = "public".

  • tonio commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    At least it would good to be able to select which foto can be shared. This should be easy to implement. (At the time of selecting the fotos added to the tour)

  • schleiftier commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This feature is critical for my continued usage of Komoot. Not every tour I want to share with friends or family should be shared with the entire world. Without this feature I cannot really use the social aspects of Komoot since all my tours are set to private.

  • Matteo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I’d like to see another option: the tour could be shared only with anyone with the link (it could be the tour link with a token).
    It could be similar to Google Drive option "Anyone with the link: Anyone who has the link can use your file, without signing in to their Google Account. If you use a Google Account through work or school, you may not see this option."
    or Google Photos too.

  • Marcin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Lack of this possibility is, from my point of view, one of the biggest disadvantages of Komoot. I feel uncomfortable making my tours public. Setting them private, however, wont allow me to share my experiance with people close to me.

    As an example Endomondo suits my needs when it comes to privacy protection.

  • Traveler commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    A 'Friends' category is needed (and ideally the option to create sub-groups of friends),
    and a third sharing setting "visible only to friends" (and ideally the option to share a tour with just one or more friends that might be different for each tour):

    I would like to make tours public that are interesting for a wider audience, but I still want to be able to share private tours with a "Friends' group, or ideally also have the option to share each tour with just a small number of different friends.
    Reasons could be:
    - repeated tours (redundant for the world but interesting for friends e.g. because of timekeeping, number of training tours done, cool private photos taken, etc.)
    - very short 'tours' just to show a friend a certain place or photo, etc.

    Due to the lack of this key feature I am recording more and more tours with other apps that offer that functionality (even if their interface or other options are less attractive than komoot). And to share these tours I am inviting more and more Komoot-using friends to these other apps, which will probably result in us all migrating to other apps.

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