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| March 7, 2013
Path 3.0 Introduces Private Messaging, Handcrafted Stickers And In-App Shop
The popular social networking app Path has just been updated to version 3.0. True to its name, Path 3.0 brings three notable features that essentially point the app to a new direction. Actually, two of these new features are ancillary to the one big new feature, which is messaging. Yes, messaging is now embedded in Path. It enables you to privately send messages to any one or any number of your friends on the social network. As in Facebook Messenger, you can access the messaging feature in Path by tapping the top-right button or just swiping to the right to bring it into view. [caption id="attachment_389775" align="aligncenter" width="367"] Path[/caption] But Path's messaging capability not only supports sending text. Rather, it also supports sending voice, location, songs, books, movies, photos, videos, and even stickers. Seemingly inspired by the proliferation of stickers in such messaging apps as KakaoTalk and Line, Path now lets you send handcrafted stickers from up-and-coming and established artists. A few of these stickers are free, while most can be unlocked for a fee in the Path's other new feature, The Shop. The Shop is also the place you want to access in the app if you'd like to purchase premium filters for your photos. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 5.0 or later, Path 3.0 is available now in the App Store for free. After taking the app's new features for a spin, I must say that I'm liking their overall implementation. Except for a bit of mishandling in the way stickers are sent, that is. You see, once you tap a sticker, it gets sent right away. But what do you think? Does Path's new batch of features constitute a step in the right direction? [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]