Facebook launches Snapchat-like app, Slingshot
Facebook Launches Snapchat-Like App, Slingshot. Social media website, Facebook has launched on Tuesday a self-destructing photo sharing app called Slingshot.
Mumbai: Social media website, Facebook has launched a self-destructing photo sharing app called Slingshot.
According to CNET, Slingshot requires users to share something before they can view any images from others. That twist along with a focus on sending to groups, rather than to individuals, is what Facebook hopes will broaden Slingshot's appeal.
A product designer on the Slingshot project, Joey Flynn said that Slingshot is not a messaging app and it will encourage people to upload more often. Flynn added that they wanted to create an environment where it's comfortable to share.
Meanwhile, the app includes the ability to turn the flash on and off, a ‘selfie’ feature which turns on the front-facing camera, and also lets users add text, icons or even drawings to the clicked picture, the report added.