Facebook Wants to Get Lucky With Slingshot -Again-
Back in June, Facebook launched its Snapchat-like application: Slingshot. Well, it was not a quite big thing. Unfortunately.
In the early version of Slingshot, the app was too similar to Snapchat with a few minor features. For example, you had to send a photo or video in order to respond to a message. Obviously, this difference could not be very successful among the users and had to be removed in 2 months.
It’s been six months and Slingshot’s second version is finally here.
The new Slingshot is claimed to be “simpler, cleaner and more fun”, together with a number of improvements around the app to make it faster, more reliable and more delightful.
Now you can send a photo with two clicks and choose to add some Instagram-like filters. Also, it’s possible to follow people -again in a similar fashion with Instagram- and view their content. Just like Snapchat, the updates disappear after 24 hours or when you swipe them.
We’ll see if Slingshot can make a second head-start with this new version. Well, it’s hard to challenge Snapchat!