Facebook’s Snapchat competitor “Slingshot” has now launched on the App Store, following a botched launch last week. The app isn’t exactly revolutionary in functionality, but the way it carries out that functionality paired with the fact that it’s headed up by Facebook may mean we just might have another viral app hit on our hands.
The app lets users quickly take photos and videos and send them to friends (much like Snapchat), but has a variety of features that Facebook hopes will help set it apart from the competition. The main feature that makes this app different is that for you to open a ‘Sling’ sent from a friend, you yourself have to send one yourself first.
According to the app’s description in the App Store:
Slingshot lets you quickly share moments—little and big—with lots of people at once. Shoot a photo or video of what you’re up to and sling it to a bunch of friends. They won’t be able to see your shot until they sling something back. Tap on a shot to react, or simply swipe it away.
The app is available right now, and is compatible with iOS 7 or later. Head over to the App Store and let us know what you think of the app in the comments below!