Path Adds Social Profile Discovery Via QR Codes


Path Adds QR Codes

Path mobile users can now find friends by scanning their personally created Path QR code.

To use the system the users produces their personal QR code and then they display that code for other users to scan. Using the old system users needed to search for one another by name and then narrow down any results they were given.

QR codes have become a popular form of social discovery for apps that now include Highlight and Banjo among others. Facebook took a different approach with its “Friends Nearby” feature.

While QR codes are not new they are gaining new live. For example, bitcoin app Coinbase now allows for person-to-person transfers via QR codes.

The Path update also bring a few more utilities for stickers and it supports easier sorting of a user’s list of friends which helps group messaging.

Do you like the idea of social discovery via QR codes?

Path Adds QR Codes


James Kosur

James Kosur has worked in the new media space for the last 10 years, helping many publications build their audiences to millions of monthly readers. He currently serves as the Director of Business Development at Business2Community.com and the CEO of Aven Enterprises LLC.

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