Facebook’s Slingshot app goes international, now available to all

SlingshotFacebook’s Slingshot app, which was introduced last week in the US, is now available to all Android users.  It can be grabbed for free from Google Play.

“Since we launched last week, we’ve heard from lots of people around the world who are excited to give Slingshot a try. Starting today, we’re expanding our initial launch and making Slingshot available internationally,” Slingshot team wrote in a blog post.

Slingshot is a messaging app with a twist. It allows the users to share an image or a video to their friends, who however won’t be able to see it until they share something back. As per the developer, this restriction has been put in place to drive engagement.

“With Slingshot, we wanted to build something where everybody is a creator and nobody is just a spectator. When everyone participates, there’s less pressure, more creativity and even the little things in life can turn into awesome shared experiences. This is what Slingshot is all about,” noted Slingshot team.

Here is a look at the app features:

  • Keep up with friends: To unlock a feed of shots from friends, sling them a shot whenever you have something to share
  • Send a quick reply: After unlocking a shot, respond with your reaction
  • Enjoy it while it lasts: Once you swipe a shot away, it’ll no longer be viewable
  • Get creative: Express yourself with captions and drawings
  • Look when you want: View unlocked shots later if you’re busy


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