New Path Search Lets You Explore Your History On Facebook, Instagram And FoursquareBy: Chris Crum - December 20, 2012
Path has launched a new search feature for iOS and Android, and it’s already getting a lot of buzz. But then again, so did Path itself.
The feature is part of the latest update to the app – 2.9.
“Search allows you to instantly search moments you and your friends and family have shared on Path or have imported from other social networks like Facebook, Instagram and Foursquare,” a Path spokesperson tells WebProNews. “Search the way you think, like ‘weekend brunch’, ‘my thanksgiving’ and ‘one year ago’, or play around with the suggested search options presented every time you search.”
There are obviously some key networks missing from that list, but perhaps more additions are possible in the future.
“Or search ‘nearby, which pulls up moments your friends and family have shared around the place you’re at that very moment,” she adds. “It’s a new way to search – to tell a story, reminiscence, or find a new restaurant or place.”
It’s a solid feature, for sure, but as Sarah Lacy pointed out, it’s also something that could very possibly be copied by social networks that already have the users that Path doesn’t. It helps that the feature takes in data from Instagram, Foursquare, and especially Facebook. It will be interesting to see how many downloads the feature is able to inspire.