Hi Zwifters! As discussed in this forum thread, we’re bringing back the Join a Zwifter functionality in the new home screen. With our 1.31.0 release, you can now join people Zwifting now that you have favorited or followed via the Zwift Companion app. You can also join pros and verified Zwifters. The Join a Zwifter feature is available as the first card on the “Just Ride” row of the home screen (we’re planning to move this up higher soon).
We’re still evaluating additional opportunities to improve the feature, so please let us know your feedback.
Nice to see this moving in the right direction… the social aspect is so important to Zwift I’m surprised to see it has been buried for so long (and still kind of is).
What comes to mind is a “social/friends” tab that would feature this right at the top and is essentially this Join a Zwifter feature… perhaps with a badge showing you if and how many friends are online.
This seems unclear. Can you “favorite” a pace partner and therefore use the reestablished ‘join a zwifter’ function, or is a pace partner ride considered an event (since these activities seem to save with a special title)? Though I guess either way you’d still need to save out, and get back to the homescreen, right?
The problem with this is that you still have to use the companion app to add people to the list. This means you’ll need a smart phone capable of running the app. I use a laptop to run zwift and my phone is too old to run the companion app. Is there going to be a way to add people to follow using my Windows laptop.
If one of my children, with their child’s account, were to have their avatar permanently stationed at the top of AdZ on a never-ending, never-going-anywhere ride, could I just keep joining them again and again to accumulate XP?