It seems older social networks are finding it so difficult to survive in this present age. It’s a rough time out there for them as they have failed to get traction since most people now focus all their energies on other bigger platforms.
This is similar to the case for this social network that you might have forgotten about or it is news for the younger audience. Yesterday, Path announced that it will stop supporting its service, ending its 8 year existence in a miserable mode.
It has a schedule and all during this transitional period for current Path users. You will not be able to download or update the app on iTunes or Google Play from 1st October. Path users won’t be able to access Path from the 18th of October (termination of service) and finally on the 15th of November, Path related customer service will be closed.
To the ardent fans of Path out there, the company has provided a way for you to retrieve a copy of your data. You only need to visit https://path.com/settings/backups, login with your Path account and click the button and enter the email address that you wish to receive the backup files. You can also do this by going within settings in your Path app and add the email address, but make sure you have the latest version of the app. You’ll also not be able to access the backup service after 18th next month.
It is kind of sad Path is shutting down, but judging from the current trend, it is not a surprise. This year we saw StumbleUpon shutting down after 16 years of service and we are still not over Vine shutting down after almost two years.