Path social-network officially strolls on to Windows Phone 8

It has been a whirlwind year for Windows Phone 8, especially in the last few months. Today, Microsoft gets another feather in their cap with the unveiling of Path beta for Windows Phone 8.

Announced back in July during the Lumia 1020 reveal, the app is now available to download for Windows Phone 8 devices and finishes the 2013 blitz of apps and games.

Path, launched in November 2010, is yet-another social network. It originally made waves on the iPhone, later expanding to Android and iOS in general (iPad). It’s claim to fame? Path is a private social-network, where the user can purposefully limit who views and accesses their timeline to just friends and family. In fact, it’s limited to just 150 contacts max with no “public view” at all. Users can share messages and photos with those closest to them, without any fear of accidentally posting something publicly i.e. the opposite of Facebook.

The focus of Path is on a “high quality” social network, as opposed to a free-for-all system. Using Path, users can post photos, voice messages, text, “fun expressive stickers” to friends, add tags for people, places, and things.

Path user can also share their posts to Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Tumblr, to take their musings public. It was only a few months ago that Path also announced new APIs, allowing companies to add a “Share to Path” button, similar to Twitter and Facebook.


  • Your personal life - Journal your thoughts, your sleep, and your check-ins.
  • Beautiful sharing - Capture photos and videos, and apply some of the best filters and editing tools to your photos.
  • Feel the love -  Friends and family can react with smiles, laughs, gasps, loves, comments and more.
  • Cross-posting - Be everywhere you want to be by posting any Path moment to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Foursquare.
  • Private Sharing - Choose to share any Path moment privately with one or more friends.
  • Create an Inner Circle by selecting a group of friends to easily share moments with. Filter your feed to see only moments from your Inner Circle. And change your settings to only receive notifications from your Inner Circle.

The Windows Phone 8 app released today was developed by the company nventive. That name may not ring a bell, but their apps on Windows Phone and Windows 8 should, as they have made some of the most visually striking and popular apps around. Some of those titles include Angry Birds Roost, Bloomberg, StyleSaint, E*Trade, The Weather Channel and (Windows 8).

Path for Windows Phone 8 is also not another port. Instead, Path and the nventive developers closely worked with Nokia on this app, bringing 50 exclusive photo filters and Nokia’s Imaging SDK to the table, making the Windows Phone 8 version a little more special.

Will you jump on the Path bandwagon? Only one way to find by going and downloading Path for Windows Phone 8 here in the Store (or scan the QR code below). The app is free and it should offer a unique experience. 

via: Nokianesia Blog; Thanks, radriansyah21, for the tip

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • They need more... Rudy!
  • Get the sac off your chin
  • Lmfao!!
  • Please comment more just so your picture pops up all the time. 
  • Finaly
  • What will 2014 bring In terms of popular apps❔ What app would you like to see come to WP this year❔
  • Bbm
  • Yep.
  • My two coworkers have the blackberry z10, they don't go near BBM. They only chat and call, and very rarely use the internet on those phones. They are pretty old school when it come to phones. They couldn't wait to get their hands on the new z10's. They pride themselves on showing me that, combined, they have only used .2 Mb of data in a month. I use that much when I click on my WP Central app because I can't wait to see the latest write-ups 30 times a day. Lol
  • Nike+
  • Nike+ would be great. If they don't move fast I'm going to jump to either Adidas or Fitbit or something. I have the Nike+ watch and I don't really feel like buying a new one, but Nike only supports Apple and they don't seem to want to change that and... Well.. I'd rather buy a new watch than switch to Apple!
  • Flipboard, where is it ? they relased it for windows 8.1 but no news for wp app
  • I mailed them for any news and they asked that will be available soon
  • Glide, candy crush, flipboard
  • Frozen free ball is there. Similar to candy crush.
  • But we need official; not 3rd party or similar.  Candy Crush is all about the social competition.
  • Man how serious u are with these small games." Social competition" lol
  • That's what brings the average user to the platform.. They get what they want, we get what we want.. It's called self preservation.. Sometimes you gotta support what you're not necessarily interested in to get what you want..
  • exactly, i don't play these games but millions do!
  • Why is there always "⬆hat" guy❔
    Aren't we past explaining that already❔
  • More banking apps with regular updates.
  • Yes. This man knows what is important
  • Yes these apps are important than any games. I want windows phone to become a perfect business phone for users under any company's budget.
  • I agree. I'd like to see Microsoft do more when it comes to improving the phone for business users. Attachements still aren't perfect. Offical RDP app and so on. I'd also like to see them and Nokia working with all major banks to come up with a soloution
  • I want a 5th/3rd app dangit
  • i am a 5/3 customer as well.  have you asked them for an app?  maybe we can get a group of people to ask them for it
  • I'll contact them too.. Post a link❕
  • I just went to the website and clicked Contact Us
  • Pinterest and FitBit
  • Pinterest❕.... Good one.
  • HBO Gooooo
  • With any luck autocad 360
  • Yes I've been waiting forever for that
  • Live wallpaper
  • Where ll u use live wallpapers in WP;)
  • ...!
  • Also BBM
  • Flipboard, goddamit
  • TD Bank and TSN and I'm happy
  • I'm waiting for Flipboard and mega upload
  • PNC bank app would be awsome
  • I contacted PNC a few weeks ago and was told that they are working on a mobile banking app for WP. Hopefully that includes virtual wallet like what is available on Windows 8.
  • 8ball pool
  • Flipboard and Pinterest for me
  • Flipboard for sure. The 3rd party Pinterest apps are fine with me.
  • Which is your favourite of the Pinterest apps? None of them have really sparked for me.
  • I use pinsation it works pretty good.
  • Unless I've missed some, most are just wrappers over the mobile version and the one I know of from Daniel Gary, Pinsation, is buggy as all hell.
  • Flipboard!
  • Geekbyte is plenty good!
  • VSCO cam!!!!! Most amazing photography app ever!!!
  • Pinterest!
  • It seems as Pinterest needs to come on with it... Microkia❔
  • Ill be that guy... GTA:SA and on a serious note, a Santander banking app.
  • All I ask for is for DICE to make a Battlelog app.
  • SAME!
  • Amazon Prime Streaming and Suntrust bank.
  • WatchESPN
    Dish Network
  • Yep❕
  • Windows Phone already has a DirecTV app.
  • CitiBank!
  • I'd like to see windows 8.1 multitasking ported to WP. I'd be a happy camper with my 1520!
  • Why flipboard when you got geekbyte and appygeek.
  • US Bank and Oovoo.
  • Soundcloud and Sportscenter
  • I would like to see noom coach
  • Enough apps where people will get the stick out of their ass about windows phone for their app ecosystem.
  • ⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆
  • BLUESTACKS for Windows Phone will solve everything regarding apps
  • OMG yes! Oh friking yes!!!
  • Yes! Now all I am missing is Nike+
  • Akhirnyaaaa
  • Atlast. :)
  • We want Flipboard!!!!
  • Multiple personality disorder? Who is we?
  • We is all WP users. ;-)
  • I would love to get my friends to move over to Path from FB, but I don't see it ever happening.
  • No one I know uses Path anymore. I think we missed the fad :(
  • Yup. My exact thought.
  • Good to see another official app roll into the WP store. :)
  • I have Instagram, Hipstamatic, Facebook, there's vine, etc.. My gosh! What do I use? Path sounds awesome but no friends there. I do keep going to Facebook and I don't want too! Its not secure or safe! I could get tagged by the NSA by just typing the word "bomb". Well, no social media is actually safe, secure, and private. This is just another way for big brother to watch me. So I'll just stick with FB.
  • I am the NSA.  You have been flagged for using the word 'bomb'.  We will be watching/listening to your every move.  The guy waving to you across the street from your house, that's us.  The lady behind you at the supermarket, thats us.  The snot nosed kid mowing your yard...well, that's not us, but one day he will be. Btw, 'gosh' is also a flagged word. Your friendly neighborhood NSA agent.
  • Dammit! I knew you been watching me agent walter1832.
  • Flipboard,bbm,Opera mini(if it is compatible)!
  • Bbm will come. We might come to know about the release date of bbm at Build. Blackberry has ensured about BES in the mere future.
  • BES yes! But BBM stil a big question mark, not safe at all... Sorry.
  • Ya but u have many chat messengers out there. Watsapp is there but needs more updates. Line is also good to chat. Anyways the official bbm app on android and ios is not at all good. IUsed to like the old bbm that bbm 6 and 7 which were simple and faster to use. But Such things are possible only if u have a button qwerty phone.
  • oh my God! Thank you!! And finally.. :'))
  • Awesome.
  • Finally ... Been waiting for this app for a long time
    And now it's here, hope its as good as I wished for.
    Downloading now ...
  • It's a Beta haha downloading it anyway
  • Well, the last thing I need is yet another social network...but I'll give this a spin.
  • Announced in may and only now available and as a beta?? Wow.
  • FINALLY us Windows Phone users can have our address books uploaded to Path's servers too! Hurrah! 
  • Heck Yess!! Been waiting for sometimes for Path for Windows Phone.
    This will definitely make some of my friends switch to Lumia/ Windows Phone.
    It's Path frenzy here in Indonesia! Lol
  • Wow
  • Indonesian WP users rejoice!
  • LOL! BIGRT.. :v
  • Yeah...I wish WP shares will pick up in Indonesia because of this. Then hopefully Bank Mandiri, BCA, & other local companies will consider to build official WP apps.
  • Awsome!!! Finally here and yes I used and some of my friends. We don't like Facebook knows everything about us. This Beta is great but think they can do it better!
  • That's why its called beta,they will with time make it better
  • doenst have music share :|
  • Wow, I was literally wondering when Path would come just this morning
  • After getting some money from indonesian company, path arrives in WP. Politic? This year, indonesia, biggest path country, will choose president haha
  • wow
  • I could be overlooking something but where on this app would I find private messages, like between me and just one of my Path contacts?
  • not yet, but it's coming. -han
  • Pinterest and Flipboard please!!
  • This!
  • This is good news for WP, but I'm fed up with social networks. Not enough time for all.
  • Finally
  • Finally I happy! I am back to my Path sharing!!!!
  • heh...... i remember the Path privacy incident  on the iphones where the app uploaded the phone's contacts to its servers without permission
  • Yey...bring it all on
  • Philips hue light
  • Trigion, Securitas
  • It would be nice if an app, especially one of the"most popular", or top requested apps came to WP and their users didn't find new ways to complain. I don't think I have ever seen a new app released without a flood of "when is ____ coming?!?"
    Sound like a bunch of unappreciative brats.
  • WOOOOOO!!!
  • Wp ftw
  • Finally!!
  • This beta is not working well at the moment
  • Yes, I can't sign-in my account.
  • Profile photo chooser only lets me pick from camera roll, and I still can't register.
  • Citibank
  • cannot complete sign up an unexpected error occurred. i guess Path dont want my business. hah.  
  • Gatta say, I've tried Flipboard for W8.1, and I don't find it all that all! Weave for WP and W8.1 is far better, imo.
  • I agree. I'm not a fan of flipboard. It's pretty in design, but not as useful, when I want to quickly consume news. Maybe a WP app would be better.
  • +1
  • Its pretty buggy. Location services don't work, editing your account information is very flaky, and timeline updates are slow. I tried to update my email address and it saved some weird half version of part my old email part my new email which as you can imagine is causing other issues.
  • Wouldn't be the same just posting on Facebook with the appropiate audience/group restrictions?
  • The app is EXTREMELY slow for me at the moment. Wonder if it's due to the increased user activity?
  • BBM and subway surfer for 512 Mb device.
  • Subway surfers in mid feb when they update the theme of the game by using mod and bbm nobody knows except belfiore
  • I appreciate the availability of the app, but honestly rolling my eyes at the service. Glad its here, no doubt, but just not for me...
  • I know this sounds ungrateful, but why are companies relaeasing their apps in Beta on WP? Instagram did the same thing, and I was hoping it would move out of beta quickly, but in my opinion it has been a disappointment versus 6tag.
  • Let's hope Rudy Huyn start developing his version of Path client, maybe call it 6lane
  • He wouldn't. Rudy only makes apps that windows phone needs, and if there is an official app, why waste the time?
  • Can't register
  • You can go to and register, after that you can log in. -han
  • Wow, this is huge where I live. WP traction coming up!
  • So tired of Facebook... Maybe I need to check this out.
  • Am I the only one who cannot create a damn account?
  • I can't even retrieve my password from ther website. Their service looks like being hacked recently. Check out their twitter feeds.
  • WP have to encourage other 3rd party developers like our great developer Rudy Huyn to make 3rd party apps of great quality and regular updates like he does. I know official apps are imp for ecosystem but we wp users know what better we r getting right now. For eg:- 6 tag which is better than any instagram version on other platforms.
  • NHL Gamecenter!!!!!
  • Does anyone still use Path? A bit late to the party ...
  • Jeez... And I thought Facebook was buggy.
  • I need NBA app.. When are they gonna fix the storyteller app?
  • Windows is gaining in the App market but the next ones they really need are ones like Fly Wheel Uber Lyft These are really conveinant for living in big cities or just to get a cab without having to call. Also, does windows have any apps where you can easily wire money from your account to someone elses? Those would be great to have too. 
  • Yeah I wrote PNC app team as well no reply and called was told they don't know. But I have heard rumors of it being in works. Just don't know what to believe. Just wait and see I guess. Thank you for your reply
  • Leave this apps bring file manager
  • I have no friends that use this so I guess it's not popular in Canada. But good to see popular apps being ported as always. By the way good thing this is still in Beta, cuz the launch speed is real slow and still needs a lot of polishing in general
  • I don't really need this, it seems they took the idea from Windows Phones rooms idea.
  • I'll tell you what, i haver never had so many chances to use betas until i owned Windows Phones....i love a good beta me :)
  • Pinterest, Getglue, Opera Mini, Flipboard.
  • Will kik. ever update their app??
  • I'm waiting for the update
  • Hore! Akhirnya Ndro! Finally!
  • I can only choose my profile pic from camera roll? Uhh...
  • Just missing Opera Mini :(
  • I want flipboard!
  • First and foremost, I know what a beta is and the implications it involves. I get that. What I don't understand is why is that the so-called prototype shown by Path ( has more functionatily than this beta one. Too bad the Vimeo video by Clarity Consulting turned out to be, indeed, just a design concept. I was eagerly looking forward to that — Le sigh
  • I don't mean to be an ungrateful twat, but I get your points completely. It seems they have 3 different version of Path in the development for the past few months. I like the clarity one the best as they have the coolest "post" interface of all & there seems to be a chat feature as well. The engadget's 1020 demo is the next version I like with tile friends tile & all, really align with WP's metro design. Unfortunately we only can get our hands on the released beta version with the least features of all: no play music, buggy location search, & its contacts is so slow. It just blew me why on earth we got this last version released instead...after all those great expectations. Anyway I'm still greatful finally we have a running Path app in the store, looking fwd to get all the bugs fixed.
  • "strolls onto"  Awesome phraseology.
  • Yay! Path! Thank you! Got it and working fine with my Lumia 920. Catching up in a lot of missed family photos. Very grateful.
  • Does anyone else here have a 1020 and see the 50 filters that they advertise? I can only see 9 filters
  • I have exactly one contact who uses Path. I guess I'm living their vision of keeping a small network. ;)
  • Even i have the same problem lol
  • Does anyone notice any odd behaviour with their phones after installing path?
  • Can't sign up