Path Gets Updated, Brings New Privacy Focused Standalone Messaging App

June 20, 2014 - Written By Brad Gesullo



Path is a great social networking application that lets you keep your privacy in control, as it makes it very easy to understand the privacy settings. The app lets you share your photos, music, thoughts and even check-ins easily with the friends that you want to share it with. It also allows you to share your moments with a select number of people if the matter is more private. Today Path has given its users even more privacy with its new update!

Inside Path’s update is a standalone messaging app, called Talk, that gives you full control of your messages. With the Talk App, Path is looking to take on other rival apps such as Facebook and even text messaging. Talk has a function in it called Off the Record, which is suppose to only keep the conversations that you are having, on the apps servers for 24 hours. Now we don’t yet know how accurate this will be, but it could give users an alternate option from an app like SnapChat! Another great new feature that Talk brings is  called Ambient Status. With Ambient Status, users can let friends know when they are travel, nearby, or that their devices battery is about to die. This is a great way to make sure you can have a great conversation with someone without having to worry about little things like your battery life on your phone! Think about it, have you ever been in a situation where you were talking to someone and then you didn’t get a response from them for about three hours, not knowing that their device died? Ambient Status will help prevent situations like this!  If you want to be able to send content in your messages, well don’t worry, Talk has got you covered! Talk supports sharing music, maps, location, photos, as well as voice notes!  You can also reply to a message by simply swiping. Need a stickers fix? Talk has that in there as well! 

Path’s new Talk app sounds to be a great messaging alternative to apps such as Facebook, Snapchat, Kik, and many more. I have been enjoying it a lot myself so far! Will you be checking Path’s new Talk app yourself? If so let us know in the comments below!