Facebook social network rival Path shuts down on October 18

Facebook social network rival Path shuts down on October 18
Path has just announced it will shut down its social network service on October 18. Unfortunately, Path proved to be a failed experiment, even though it took the team behind the service 8 years to realize it.

In an official statement, Path says that it tried everything to keep its social network live but ultimately decided to pull the plug on the service.


Path users can obtain a copy of their data (images, text, videos) prior to October 18, but after that date, the back service site will not be accessible any longer. So, make sure to download and keep copies of your data if you want to have access from October 18.

Also, iOS users who purchased a premium subscription will have to follow the steps as per the Apple's guidelines to get refunded. On the other hand, Android users who want a refund must send Path an email in which they should specify their email account and Google transaction ID number.

source: Path

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4 Comments

1. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I never heard of it personality; lack of awareness; maybe that’s one of the reasons for their demise.

2. emvxl

Posts: 140; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

Same here, never heard of them. I am surprised though that Ello is still around. Registered for it years ago but hardly used it. And no one I know has heard of Ello as well.

3. stijnvbml

Posts: 69; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

I Knew that like 4 years ago here in the Netherlands, eberyone switched to Path in one night and like within 2 days, no one used it anymore.

4. Nkukza

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

I have always used this app, until they decided to go the Facebook route of separating in app messaging services and creating a stand alone app just like Facebook when they introduced messenger. alas facebook's move was successful unlike theirs, Facebook's messenger app gained momentum and user base instantly because of the direct link to it's parent app Facebook. Path was way better then Facebook at some stage, their app design and social model was fantastic but they just did not pull enough crowds for anyone that was using it to stick around at that time... they had awesome stickers and emojis and the best UI, only if Twitter, Google, Yahoo etc. were to invest in them would we be talking of a different story, in all honesty Google plus is rubbish compared to their model. unfortunately they will never be able to keep up with standards set by Instagram, Twitter, Facebook today. Charging a premium for such a service was their downfall.

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