Facebook, in June, released the Slingshot app to take on Snapchat. Except that it was considered too cumbersome, while comparatively, Snapchat was a breeze to use. To renovate that, Facebook has just rolled out an upgrade for the app. The upgrade has completely changed the previous premise of the app, and has bought a new change that sounds far too much like Snapchat stories. Also Read - Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) server busy error: How to fix the issue in simple tipsAlso Read - Best casual games for Android in July 2021
“Since we released the first version we have been listening to all of the great feedback from our community and have been cranking away at a big update that we re super excited to release today,” the crew at Slingshot said in a blogpost. Also Read - Clubhouse no longer requires invite to join the audio-only app, open for all Android, iOS users
With Slingshot 2.0, you can follow people like on Twitter and Instagram, but you can still privately message. Friends and followers can respond to your images by posting an image of their own (shows up on a separate tab). If you pull down the camera, you ll see shots from the last 24 hours by people you follow, just like Snapchat Stories. The upgrade also brings with it, a discovery center for finding friends and celebrities to follow, and the ability to share Slings (even the past one’s) on social sites.
The upgrade doesn’t scream innovation and is just catching-up to what’s fire-balling in other apps (in this case, Snapchat). When it launched, Slingshot looked a lot like Snapchat even then, but the difference was that you had to reply with an image to unlock the received image. Facebook deleted that setting, in an update in September, after they saw that users weren’t really catching on with that.