Path, which is perhaps one of the nicest social network apps—that I can’t find anyone using—has been updated with features that are sure to make the handful of people* using it, very excited. The newest update allows Path users to share with their friends what movies they’re watching and what books they’re reading and to help Path grow, users can now nudge their friends to post photos and check-ins, as well as invite friends to Path with personalized messages. In an effort to keep up with social photo sharing, Path has added even more features to their camera app, such as; new square and landscape pictures, a new “Glo” feature, which enhances the details in dark or bright pictures, sort of like the HDR option in Instagram, there are also crop options too.
Here are some of the other new features:
☆ 5 emotions to interact with your friends’ activity: Smile, Laugh, Gasp, Frown at or Love their moments.
☆ Capture and share photos with custom-designed lenses and editing features.
☆ Check in to locations with friends.
☆ Share the music you’re listening to, movies you’re watching, and books you’re reading.
☆ Tell your friends when you’re awake and asleep.
☆ ‘Seen-its’ show you who has viewed your moments and who has visited your Path.
☆ Private by default – no one can see your Path activity unless you accept them as a friend.
☆ One tap cross-posting to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Foursquare directly from Path.
The app has been updated for both iOS and Android and you can download it by visiting the respective links below. Who knows, maybe Path will actually gain some momentum.
*Note: I know that several million people use Path (I was being sarcastic), but that pales in comparison to Facebook, who has over 955 million people. While Path is a great looking app, with some unique features, the idea that it is basically “like” Facebook, that posts to Facebook seems to be pointless. To me, it’s like using chop sticks to pick up a fork to eat, why use an unnecessary step?
Download: Google Play | iTunes