Path 3.0 was officially announced last week, with new features that may or may not entice new users to install yet another social networking app. When Path was first announced in 2010, my initial reaction was exactly that – “Not another social network!” How many do we need anyway? While I still have not been convinced to use Path, there are many who think otherwise.

Path 3.0

After all, Path does have some features that make it attractive. Perhaps the most significant one is the fact that it limits your connections to 150 “friends”. While that may turn off social (networking) butterflies, those who value quality connections certainly appreciate that limitation. Additionally, Path has more control over how to share each post.

With the most recent version, Path 3.0, two new features have been added.

Private Messaging

If the privacy features of Path were not enough for you, then the fact that you can now privately message your contacts may serve as motivation to try it out. With Path 3.0, users can now send one-to-one messages and group messages. You may opt for the non-exciting but effective text message or you can record a voice message if that’s your thing. You can also make use of other formats such as photos, videos, and so on. A handy thing: if you are running late for a meet, you simply tap the location button, which will then let your friends know where you are.

Path 3.0 Private Messaging

Path 3.0 Private Messaging


Love Emoji? Then you will probably like the idea of Path stickers as well. They’re like emoticons on steroids, to be used within your messages. If you do not have the words to express what you’re thinking and/or feeling, you simply choose a sticker that encapsulates your message.

They’re cute, for sure, but I do not think that they are enough to push me to add another social networking platform to my already cluttered online life.

Path user? How do you feel about this upgrade?

If you want to give it a shot – or if your friends have been bugging you to go on Path, get it for your iOS device or Android device.

[Images via TNW and Path Blog]