Facebook Officially Launches Slingshot

Facebook has just made official its new app for sending photos to your friends – Slingshot. We first caught a glimpse of the app last week when it “accidentally” appeared on the Apple App store for a brief moment before Facebook took it down. Today, Slingshot is making an official debut in the US for consumers who are using an iPhone running on iOS 7 and Android devices with Jelly Bean or KitKat…



Facebook has just made official its new app for sending photos to your friends – Slingshot. We first caught a glimpse of the app last week when it “accidentally” appeared on the Apple App store for a brief moment before Facebook took it down.

Today, Slingshot is making an official debut in the US for consumers who are using an iPhone running on iOS 7 and Android devices with Jelly Bean or KitKat. Just like what earlier reports indicated, the app will allow users to Sling photos to their friends. Users can edit, add a caption or even draw over their photos before sending.

On the other end, the recipient will receive a locked message and he/she is required to send a photo back to the original sender for the message to be unlocked and consequently the photo to be viewed.

This process can be a bit impractical at first especially if you look at Slingshot’s competitor Snapchat. However, it seems Facebook is trying to market the app differently. Instead of treating Slingshot as a messaging app, Facebook wants to make it an app to encourage users to share more photos with their friends.

For now, the app is only available to users in the United States. We’ve reached out to Facebook for an Australian release, but unfortunately they weren’t able to give us any information at the moment. 

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