Hi Zwifters, some exciting news for you today.
Some of you eagle eyes noticed a little Easter egg in the latest game release. This Easter egg, an Exit Button on the home screen, was a nod to what we are slowly rolling out today: the Return to Home feature for PC and Mac platforms
If one session isn’t enough, the Return to Home feature will allow you to jump straight into your next activity. Or stop your current activity, discard it, and start your next one, without exiting the game.
This has been one of our longest-standing feature requests, and in an effort to better test new functionality roll outs, we’re evolving our feature deployment in a way that’s independent of a game client download. While we didn’t deploy this one perfectly, we are excited about additional capabilities to test features and functionality with smaller segments of our member base - this ensures better testing, better iteration, and a better final product for all Zwifters.
Now, back to the new feature…
We are rolling out Return to Home in phases. Today we are rolling out to Mac & Windows platforms. This feature will be released on iOS / Android / Apple TV at a future date.
How saving your session works:
Briefly: saving your session will return you to the Home screen. You will exit the Zwift app from the Home screen, or continue with the next session.
Discarding a session works the same way.
And lastly for that exit button… when you are ready to exit the game, you’ll find it in the lower left-hand corner of the Home screen
If you end your sessions using the Zwift Companion app (for now - if the game app is running on PC or Mac), the Discard-then-Exit flow looks like this:
We broke this thread out specifically to discuss the new Return to Home feature, and solicit feedback on the feature. We feel it’s now an easier way to keep Zwifting, and we’re looking forward to your feedback!
Please see this Support Hub article. As this feature evolves over time, that article will be updated to reflect the latest changes.