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Strava adds photo sharing to mobile app

Updated app also includes improved leaderboards

Strava has updated its app with three new features designed exclusively for mobile devices. Here are details of each one in turn.

• Strava Photos Strava members have already shared millions of photos by linking their Instagram accounts to recorded activities, but you can now attach as many photos as you like to your activities directly from your mobile camera app or photo album.

• My Recent Efforts This allows you to analyse and compare your past segment performances directly from a mobile device.

• Improved leaderboards Redesigned mobile leaderboards now give you easier access to segment rankings among the athletes you follow, your Clubs and the entire Strava community. If you’re a Strava Premium member you can now also access personalised leaderboards from your mobile devices, allowing quick comparisons to other Strava athletes of the same weight or age.

The updated app (version 4.4) is available for download now.

With the exception of updated Premium leaderboards, all the features of version 4.4 are available after updating the Strava app or downloading it free at the App Store or Google Play.

Premium athletes have access to all the new features and leaderboards for £3.99 per month or £39.99 per year.

Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now pushing 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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