» Path account = closed

The Verge reports that Path is spamming peoples contacts.

Digital marketer Stephen Kenwright downloaded the app earlier this week, tried it out, uninstalled it, and went to bed. When he woke up, he found that Path had gone on a rogue mission early in the morning, texting and robocalling an unknown number of his contacts, including his grandparents.

Which prompts Richard Dunlop-Walters to quite correctly note:

Stop using Path, idiots.

Well said.

If you want to close your Path account, here’s what I did:

  1. Unlink Twitter, Foursquare and Facebook accounts in the app (thanks to James Mitchell for this tip as I had never linked those accounts in the first place).
  2. Sign out from the app.
  3. Go to the Path web site and log in.
  4. Go to Settings and scroll to the bottom.
  5. Click Deactivate.
  6. Learn to trust all over again.

It’s that easy. Well, except for step 6.