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 It originally made waves on the iPhone, later expanding to Android and iOS in general (iPad).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. He is also the 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 watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. 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.