Personal social networking app Path today received an update that adds private messaging and art pieces called 'Stickers' to the app. The company calls this update 'Path 3'.

The private messaging feature lets you send messages to your contacts privately and even form small groups. You can send text and voice messages, share your location, send stickers, share songs, books, movies, photos and videos.


A new Path!

Stickers are Path's take on emoticons: they are large,cartooney images you can use in conversations and can be inserted into messages. Path has bundled two free sticker packs with the update. The developers have apparently worked with indie artists David Lanham, Hugh MacLeod and Richard Perez to create sticker packs that users can buy from the in-app Shop. The sticker packs cost $1.99 (about Rs 109) each and the photo filters cost $0.99 (about Rs 54) each.

Path app

The new Stickers store

Path users can click images, record videos and use custom-designed Path filters to edit and customise your photos. You can share which songs you're listening to, tell your friends about the movies you are watching and the books you are reading. You can cross-post content on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Foursquare.

Path lets you interact with your friends' posts, and sort their posts by season, holidays, weather, dates, people, places and birthdays. iPad users can use the Path app in the landscape mode. Users can import their photos, status updates and check-ins from Instagram, Facebook and Foursquare to update their Path profiles. In addition to the aforementioned features, the update brings along some performance improvements and bug fixes.

The Path iOS app is currently at version 3.0.1 and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. It requires iOS 5.0 or later and is optimised for the iPhone 5. Path is available in 19 languages and for iOS and Android. Head over to the App Store and Google Play store to get the app.

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