Exactly a week after launching the Slingshot app in the US, Facebook has made it available globally, including India. This app is essentially Facebook s answer to Snapchat, but with its own twist. Also Read - Your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram account can get deleted if you do thisAlso Read - Facebook smartwatch to feature cameras alongside fitness functions: Yes, detachable cameras!
Like Snapchat, Facebook s Slingshot lets you send photos or short 15 seconds videos to your friends, and the moment they see what you have sent, the app automatically deletes it. But in order to see the message, your friend will first have to share something with you to essentially unlock your message. So instead of just being a messaging app, it is more like a News Feed , where you have to unlock the content you want to view. Also Read - What happens to your Facebook account after you die?
While it is not unusual for Facebook to first launch an app or service in the US and then make it available for users internationally, the speed of the availability is a bit surprising. For example, the Facebook Paper app that launched back in February is yet to be launched in other markets.
The press release follows:
Slingshot Goes International
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!
You can find Slingshot in app stores around the world for iPhone (iOS7) and Android (Jelly Bean and KitKat) at http://sling.me/download.
This past week we ve seen people share such terrific shots, face mashes and drawings. We can t wait for what happens next!