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.