Facebook’s new Slingshot app now available for all


Facebook’s long expected Snapchat competitor known as Slingshot has finally made its way to the Google Play Store and the iTunes App Store around the world. Fortunately, the app doesn’t ask for Facebook authentication, so it’s almost like an independent app. The concept behind Slingshot is pretty much like Snapchat but with a few noticeable differences.

To view an image that a contact has sent, the user will have to send an image back. Images can be sent to multiple contacts as well, which is a neat feature for those in groups. Also, users here will not be notified when a screenshot is taken, while Snapchat tells the users on the other end when a screenshot is taken before the image self destructs. Images on Slingshot are deleted soon after the user has viewed them and are erased from Facebook’s servers within a month, so there are no major privacy issues here.

The app has been available in the U.S. for a while now, but starting today the app can be accessed by users all over the world. The app is free and will only ask for your phone number to confirm your identity and you can start sending “Slings” to your contacts thereafter. Download the app from the link below and let us know what you think.

Source: Google Play Store

Via: Android Central

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