Slingshot, Facebook’s Snapchat competitor, lands in the Play Store


Facebook was not able to purchase Snapchat despite dangling billions of dollars in front of the developer. So what did Facebook choose to do? Build a similar app and take things a little bit further. Slingshot, available starting today in the Play Store for free, allows users to take photos or record videos and share them with friends. In addition to this, there is an editing component to add some personality to the content. The catch is that friends need to sling a shot back to you in order to see the shot you slung over to them. If you do not care for what is being sent to you, swipe away and the shot is gone forever.

The app is compatible with devices running Android Jelly Bean and higher (which means KitKat). Hit the break for the gallery and download links.

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About the Author: Justin Herrick

Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Google Pixel and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.