Facebook releases Slingshot photo-social app for iOS

Facebook is no stranger to social media, so it should be of little surprise to see them taking on Snapchat in their latest released dubbed Slingshot. Slingshot is a photo sharing app, but instead of just expiring photos, users send one photo to a contact, but the recipient cannot see the image until one gets sent in return.

Slingshot is officially launching today for iOS and Android, at least according to the service's new Facebook page and website found at www.sling.me. In addition, a promotional video sharing how the service works was also released, teasing users with the prospect of yet-another photo sharing gimmick.

Will Facebook strike gold with Slingshot? Go ahead and download the app and you tell us. At least it's a new idea, if not somewhat contrived.

You can download Slingshot for iOS here in the App Store now.

What do you think of Slingshot? Will it be a fad or the next Instagram? Let us know in comments.

Daniel Rubino

Editor-in-chief, Windows Phone Central

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There are 11 comments. Add yours.

XavierMatt says:

The big elephant in the room.... Why is there an android device for the featured picture lolol

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Blacklac says:

iPhone 6 leak bro. Apple turned the table and copied Samsung. Lol

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Durocks says:

Because fuck you and your stupid iPhone, that's why, you can't do anything on it. I sold my iPhone 5S to get an LG G2, best decision ever!

Daytona says:

I got it..... Add me: NyceDaytona :)

parabel says:

Why would they only release it in the US if they want it to catch on? -.- Just like Paper (so far)...

Kris Simundson says:

I agree, I'd love to try it, but releasing it to one country is a waste of time

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Durocks says:

Same here, can't verify the confirmation code (I installed the apk) here in Argentina...

cardfan says:

Yep Like I really want another Facebook app.

counterculture says:

Meh. Giving it a try but don't really see the difference from Snapchat. I don't see this replacing or even really competing with Snapchat because it doesn't offer anything that Snapchat already does.

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Jaffa374 says:

Not seeing it right now, is it only US at the min? Links dead in the uk

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PrescottBrandon says:

So we talk about an iPhone app, with an Android picture, from the Windows Phone journalist? It's like mobile peace is coming or something! Nice to spy you here Daniel!