Path update v3.0.4 was released this weekend, removing the feature that gained a lot of attention last week, which made your friends receive spam via SMS as well as via actual phone calls.
However, features like mea-culpa or humble recognition of one’s mistakes are still missing.
Today several people complained that they had received SMS messages containing spam as well as recorded actual phone calls inviting them to join Path. Under the fair assumption that it had been an error, The Verge got in touch with the company. Their reply was rather surprising:
“By default, Path assumes you want to send a message to all your Facebook friends, displaying a list with every name checked. The user must then tap “unselect all,” or Path will text a signup link to every friend.”
So, it’s not a bug. It’s a feature. It there anybody at fault here, it’s the users who aren’t un-selecting all their friends to save them from receiving spam promoting the app. Riiight.
Honestly? It would have been better if this had been just a bug.