Path Updates With Version 1.5, Adds Photo Lenses and Facebook Sharing

Filed as News on March 11, 2011 6:28 pm

Path social network logoPath is on a tear over the last few months and today they have announced more new features for version 1.5 of their iPhone app. With the new update comes two exciting features, Facebook sharing and a new feature they are calling “Lenses.”

While the network allows for only a 50-friend limit, they are also now allowing users to share their posts with all of their Facebook friends using a Facebook share button. Using the button users can choose to post their photos and videos to their Facebook wall. The program offers the option to designate those files as private so only your Path friends on Facebook can see the posts or so everyone on Facebook can witness them.

The other new option, known as Path Lenses allows users to add some style to their photos and videos. As of today 7 lenses are offered. The first four are free and are titled: Pro, Ansel, Instant and Diana. While three Path Premium Lenses are also available at this time for $.99 each: Old Time, The Grib (pictured below) and 8-Bit.

More lenses are expected in the future according to Path co-founder Dave Morin.

Users will also find friend recommendations now included in the service and new activity-viewing.

According to Mashable:

Path has also included a friend recommendation service and new activity-viewing features into the 1.5 release. The Path Activity feature provides a real-time view of reactions — emotions and comments — from friends, and the FriendRank recommendation service suggests users’ top five Facebook friends.

When Path first started their mobile social networking service they touted their uniqueness in a field full of all-in-one comprehensive networks, now they seem to be borrowing more of their technology from the likes of Instagram and Facebook which may not be a bad thing since they at least have the “mobile” aspect of the networking game down. I give it another 6 months before that 50-friend limit is removed.

Path 1.5 will be available in the App Store later today.

Path Social Network Lense - Grid

If you happen to give Path 1.5 a try let us know what you think of th enew features.

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