Strava users now have a way of restoring the chronological feed on the social network for athletes – assuming they use the Chrome or Firefox browsers to access it.
Earlier this month, Strava unveiled its latest update that ordered posts and notifications based on an algorithm similar to those employed by Facebook or Instagram.
When the new feature was launched, Strava CEO James Quarles said: “Strava is an active community of people who are passionate about their sports.
“We want to create more ways for the community to share their interests and expertise. Posts and the new feed make Strava the best place to tell a story about someone you met on the trails, ask a question about new gear or to seek kindred spirits to help achieve your goals.”
Now, two separate Chrome extensions, or plug-ins, allow users of the browser to set their feed in chronological order, as it was before.
Both can also be added to Firefox by following the instructions here.
The plug-ins won’t help those who access Strava via smartphone apps, however.
After the changes were announced earlier this month, Colin Browne from Durban, South Africa, launched an online petition calling on Strava to either reinstate the chronological feed or at least give users the option of viewing it.
At the time of writing, the petition, which is hosted on Change.org, has been signed by more than 4,000 people.
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.