How to use Slinger

Set up Slinger, Snapchat's new BFF, with our how-to guide!

Chances are if you use Snapchat, you'll be interested in Slinger as well. It works hand-in-hand with Snapchat to save and display your snap stories, and also let you browse the profiles of other Snapchat addicts.

How to set up your Slinger account

  1. Launch the Slinger app from your Home screen.
  2. Watch the intro video that loads automatically.
  3. Tap on the Sign Up button.

  4. Fill out your Username, Email, and Password.
  5. Tap on the Sign Up button.

    Fill out your user information, and tap the sign up button.

  6. Fill in your name.
  7. Select your profile picture.
  8. Set your banner photo.

    Fill in your name, and select your profile and banner pictures.

  9. Adjust the position of your banner by holding and dragging your photo into place.
  10. Adjust the blur on your banner photo by holding and dragging the slider bar.
  11. Adjust the tint on your banner photo by dragging and picking your color and its vibrancy.

    Adjust the position, blur, and tint on your banner photo for a customized feel.

  12. Tap on the checkmark in the circle when you're finished.
  13. Tap on Next when you are finished with your profile.

  14. Scroll through the list of suggested Slingers to find an interesting profile to follow.
  15. Tap on the plus sign in the circle to follow a certain Slinger (this will turn it into a checkmark.)
  16. Tap on Done when you're finished.

How to upload a video to your Slinger account

  1. Launch the Slinger app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap on the Sling button.
  3. Tap the video you'd like to select.

  4. Swipe left or right to choose an image for your video's banner, or use the arrows in the lower right and left hand corner to skip one frame at a time for more precision
  5. Tap next when you're finished. Give the app a moment to crop the image.

  6. Tap and drag the bar on the screen to crop your banner.
  7. Tap next when you're happy with your banner.

  8. Give your slinger a title.
  9. Tap Upload in the upper right hand corner when you're happy with the title. Give the app a moment to upload your video.

  10. Tap Okay when the prompt appears letting you know your video has been uploaded.
  11. Tap the profile button.

How to view and like videos in Slinger

  1. Launch the Slinger app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap on the Discover page icon which looks like a heart.
  3. In the upper portion of the screen, tap popular, rising, or new to browse through the different types of video.
  4. Swipe up and down through your options until you find a video you want to watch.

  5. Tap on the video you want to watch.
  6. Tap the heart if you love the video.
  7. Tap and drag down the video (this will turn it into a bubble) to go back to the discover page.

How to search for and follow people in Slinger

  1. Launch the Slinger app from your Home Screen.
  2. Tap the Search icon that looks like a magnifying glass.
  3. Select the Slingers, Rising, or Channels categories at the top of the screen.
  4. Swipe up and down to scroll through your options until you find a profile you like.

  5. Tap the profile you'd like to view.
  6. Tap the Follow button to subscribe to that user's posts; this will turn the follow button white.
  7. Tap the arrow in the upper left corner to go back to browsing.

How to uninstall your Slinger account

  1. Tap and hold the Slinger app on your Home screen until a white X appears on the upper lefthand corner.
  2. Tap the X.
  3. Tap Delete on the prompt that appears.

To stop your apps from wiggling, press the Home button.