After its failed attempt to buy popular messaging app SnapChat social media biggie Facebook has launched its own deconstructed photo app Slingshot to better SnapChat. The app does not require to have Facebook ID and it is now available to download on both Android and iOS platforms.
Slignshot app allows users to modify a photo with additional images, text and selective accessory to send it to selective group but the receiver can only view the photo if he sends something back. This is where Slingshot draws differences with Snapshot as the later doesn’t require photo exchange to view the pictures.
Facebook’s creative lab has done a good job by picking the loose points of rival Snapshot and replacing them with good alternative in Slingshot. First, Slingshot gives users the freedom to send a shot to all friends with just one sling which is the feature SnapShot users have been craving for a long time.
Second big advantage of Slingshot is that it has no maximum limit on the amount of message one can receive before they disappear unlike SnapShot.
While in SnapShot an image disappear within seconds once you open it Slingshot gives you more control by allowing you to discard the image by swiping it to side(no time limit).
Facebook gave Apple users a sneak peak of the App even before it official launch as it accidentally released Slingshot on App tore on Tuesday. Though the app was swiftly removed from the platform many Apple users caught a glimpse of the new SnapChat rival.
Although Slingshot’s sling is a unique feature it can also be a put off for some as users only get to see a blurry shot until they sling back a shot to the sender. But nevertheless with so many unique features the social media major would be hoping to win over youngsters that make a large number of SnapChat users.