Facebook, inc. has released its “Snapchat” rival app Slingshot.
Slingshot lets you quickly share moments—little and big—with lots of people at once. It’s a new kind of feed where everyone is a creator.
Shoot a photo or video of what you’re up to and sling it to a bunch of friends. They won’t be able to see your shot until they sling something to you. Tap on a shot to react, or simply swipe it away.
• Keep up with friends: To unlock a feed of shots from friends, sling them a shot whenever you have something to share
• Send a quick reply: After unlocking a shot, respond with your reaction
• Enjoy it while it lasts: Once you swipe a shot away, it’ll no longer be viewable
• Get creative: Express yourself with captions and drawings
• Look when you want: View unlocked shots later if you’re busy
The app is available for iPhones running iOS 7 and Android devices with Jelly Bean or KitKat. Unlike Poke, Facebook’s first attempt to clone Snapchat, it doesn’t require a Facebook account to use. Instead, it picks up the model of another Facebook service, WhatsApp, and lets users find each other with their mobile phone numbers.
Users are, however, offered the option of linking up with their Facebook account, and are also asked whether they want to upload their contacts list to the company’s servers to easily find people they know.
Iphone users can download from the app store or directly from here
Android users can download from the google play store or directly from here