Slingshot, Facebook’s Answer to Snapchat, is OFFICIALLY Released

Ever heard of Slingshot? Slingshot is Facebook’s competitor app to Snapchat. It was accidentally put on the App Store last week, but today is the official launch date.

According to Mashable, the way the app works is that users can send photos or videos up to 15 seconds long using Slingshot, and once those messages are viewed and cleared by the recipient, they disappear from the recipient’s phone for good. The only catch: Users are required to respond with an image or video in order to “unlock” those they receive.

Facebook unveiled a new app Slingshot, which features ephemeral messages similar to Snapchat.

The major difference between Slingshot and Snapchat? The fact that with Slingshot people can collect the image and save it to their device, and it won’t send an alert to the message sender. So this app may not be ideal for the target audience-teenagers-who want to send pictures they wouldn’t want their grandma to see.

Do you think Slingshot stands a chance against the already popular Snapchat? Will you be downloading it today?

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