In announcing their funding last week, Path co-founder Dave Morin noted that they were listening to all the feedback on the product and would be rolling out features that users have made clear they wanted. The biggest of those has to be comments. And today, Path has added them.
Dubbed “Path Chat”, this new feature is a comment section that will reside below each Path moment (pictures and videos). Pretty standard stuff, really. It joins the emoticons feature that Path rolled out last month to allow friends to give each other direct feedback on their moments. Those are now clearly more of a “like” functionality, with comments being the key interaction point within the app.
Path Chat makes it easy to comment and converse around both your own moments and your friends’ moments, in real time.
Like Emotion, we hope that Chat helps you interact in a more personal way with close friends and family. Enjoy.
One thing still missing from Path is the ability to share moments on the larger social networks like Facebook and Twitter. In speaking to us about the funding last week, Morin wouldn’t rule those out either. But Path has been taking a different approach to their app rollout by making it decidedly un-viral and more about personal moments between a small group of friends.
Clearly, Twitter and Facebook hooks would alter that. But done in moderation for only certain moments you really want to share with a larger audience, could work.
Previously, Path added the ability to “comment” on friends’ photos by sending them a text message from within the app. These comments will clearly be a better way to communicate with friends. At the same time, it also brings Path closer to what rivals Instagram and PicPlz are doing. Each of these companies now have a healthy amount of funding to battle.
Path Chat is enabled in the latest version of the iPhone app, 1.4 — you can find it here.