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Path app loses Facebook 'find friends' access following spam concerns

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Facebook has blocked Path's access to its 'find friends' feature.

The popular messaging app was updated on Friday with the ability to find friends on Twitter, Gmail and phone contacts - but not Facebook, which was previously available.

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With access to Facebook's API, Path was able to send download invitations and suggests to connect with friends on the app.

It is thought that the move to block Path's access to the social network's friend finding API could be due to recent complaints of spam, according to TechCrunch.

The report suggests that Path sent text invitations to users' contacts in the early hours of last week, resulting in a "significant backlash".

Path users are still able to login and share content using Facebook.

Similar third-parties have also been blocked in the past, including MessageMe which had its access removed in March.

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