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Facebook Launches Slingshot, It’s Own Version Of Snapchat

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Facebook Launches Slingshot, It’s Own Version Of Snapchat

News James Peckham 15:23, 18 Jun 2014

Snapchat has some huge competitors within the type of Staff Zuckerberg

Keep in mind again on the shut of final yr when Snapchat turned down a suggestion of $three billion in money from Fb? Zuckerberg is now making an attempt to get the final snicker by launching his personal competitior.

All of us thought Snapchat was mad for turning down such a excessive supply for one thing that seemed solely to be a fad. Snapchat has now expanded its service and has managed to hook in much more customers than anybody had predicted.

Fb needs to knock the little ghost off of his throne and take over the momentary photograph sharing app with its personal model: Slingshot.

It’s similar to Snapchat however with one massive distinction, with a purpose to entry the photograph or video you’ve been despatched you'll want to ship one thing again first. Slingshot's creators consider it encourages extra creativity in the best way individuals talk this manner. The entire interface of the app is similar to Snapchat however the two-approach sharing does make it really feel fairly totally different.

Slingshot offered this assertion on its web site, “Photographs and movies that don’t stick round ceaselessly permit for sharing that’s extra expressive, uncooked and spontaneous. We will join the identical approach we wish to reside: within the second. We’ve loved utilizing Snapchat to ship one another ephemeral messages and anticipate there to be quite a lot of apps that discover this new means of sharing. With Slingshot, we noticed a chance to create one thing new and totally different: an area the place you possibly can share on a regular basis moments with a lot of individuals directly.”

Excuse us one second...

Ugh, bleargh, sorry about that.

You'll be able to obtain the app from both the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store now.

It’s value stating although that once we tried to obtain it to each the Sony Xperia Z1 and HTC One Mini 2 it wasn’t potential. It might type itself out in a short while however these are very current handsets which ought to have entry to such an enormous app. 

Have you ever used Slingshot but?  Do you assume it might tackle Snapchat? Drop us a line within the feedback under to share what you assume.

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