Path today has unleashed a new standalone messaging app, which seems to be the trend nowadays (think: Facebook Messenger, Foursquare’s Swarm, etc).
Speaking to Re/code, Path CEO Dave Morin explains why they launched a new separate app: “We want to make the conversations much more human and put them in much more context.”
This new app allows you to chat off the record with friends (messages delete after 24 hours), have an automatic ambient status update, stickers, voice messaging and soon—the integration of newly acquired app, TalkTo, for messaging businesses.
TalkTo is the Boston-based startup which launched in Canada last February, to allow users to contact businesses for you from iPhone. The company has been acquired in an undisclosed amount of cash and stock and their team of seven will join Path.
If you’re already an existing registered user of TalkTo, you can continue to use the app as normal; new users are urged to download Path Talk and await its future TalkTo integration.
I haven’t been using Path at all lately, but Path Talk looks pretty interesting. Again, the issue with all these social networks is getting your friends to join. Other than that, congrats to the TalkTo team on getting acquired.
Click here to download Path Talk for iOS—it’s free.