Facebook’s Slingshot app now available globally on iOS and Android

25 Jun 2014112 Views

Slingshot lets users send photos and short videos to friends

Social network Facebook’s rival to Snapchat, a new app called Slingshot, is now available to download around the world after debuting a week ago in the US.

Slingshot lets users send photos and 15-second videos to friends. The content disappears after being viewed although creators can auto-save what they create.

Unlike Snapchat, whose messages disappear after being viewed, users of Slingshot will have to reply with a message before they can see the intended original message.

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Last night, Facebook made the app available worldwide to users on iOS and Android devices so they could sling content at friends.

The app is also available to non-Facebook users who can sign up with their mobile phone number.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years

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