New feature: Follow and be followed by your friends on Map My Tracks
Today sees the introduction of user following on Map My Tracks that makes it even easier to keep track of your friends activities. Being followed by others or following others is a great way to see what's going on around you or simply to get inspiration for your next run or ride or outing.
Our aim has always been to make it as simple as possible to discover and interact with other people on Map My Tracks. Ever since we launched it’s been possible to follow people live online while they carry out their activities and with the addition of user following it makes it truly possible to follow your friends so you never miss out on their activities.
Following others is easy
To start following other Map My Tracks users first view their profile. Everyone has a profile page on Map My Tracks under the format of mapmytracks.com/screen-name. Mine’s here and others from the team at Map My Tracks can be found here, here and here.
Once your looking at a profile simply click on the Follow link and your done. Their activities will be streamed to your home page for your to see.
Keeping track of others
Following others on Map My Tracks is a great way to keep up to date with your friend’s activities. Once you start following people your ‘Home’ page will list the latest activities done by them. It’s a handy way to see who’s live out and about or simply to review what they have done and give them encouragement or comment on their performance.
When viewing your own profile or someone elses you can see who they follow and who’s following them by browsing to their Following and Followers pages. This is a great way to discover other people to follow on Map My Tracks.
This is the first phase of a program of changes that are being rolled out over the summer. We’ve released this early as we really think this helps to discover like minded users and be discovered by others. We hope you enjoy using the new tools.