After its accidental rollut and removal from the App Store earlier this month, the ephemeral photo-sharing app, Slingshot, is back, this time official.
- Stay in touch: Capture photos and videos of moments you want to share with friends
- Go shot for shot: To unlock new shots, first you have to sling something back
- Enjoy it while it lasts: Once you swipe a shot away, it’ll no longer be viewable
- Send a quick reply: After unlocking a shot, respond with your reaction
- Get creative: Express yourself with captions and drawings
- Look when you want: View unlocked shots later if you’re busy
Photos and videos that don’t stick around forever allow for sharing that’s more expressive, raw and spontaneous. We can connect the same way we like to live: in the moment. We’ve enjoyed using Snapchat to send each other ephemeral messages and expect there to be a variety of apps that explore this new way of sharing. With Slingshot, we saw an opportunity to create something new and different: a space where you can share everyday moments with lots of people at once.
To get started on Slingshot, shoot a photo or video. It can be what you’re up to, who you’re with or a quick selfie. Add some text and color, then sling it to a bunch of friends. Here’s the deal: friends won’t be able to see your shot until they sling something back to you. They can then reply with a reaction—or simply swipe your shot away.
Using Slingshot has made us feel closer, and we can’t wait for others to try it out. It’s the second app from Facebook Creative Labs and is available today starting in the US on iPhone (iOS7) and Android (Jelly Bean and KitKat). Get it at sling.me/download
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-Will, Joey, Rocky and the rest of the Slingshot Crew