Facebook quietly got rid of the app and apparently went back to the drawing board. Enter Slingshot!
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Slingshot is Facebook's new app launched to compete with Snapchat
One feature Slingshot has that Snapchat does not is that it forces you to reciprocate.
You can't see my "sling" until you sling me something back.
It also gives you the option to sling your reaction to something while still watching the original sling. #Dope
Slingshot also allows group messaging which is something Snapchat is sorta kinda doing with their new Our Story feature which launched on Tuesday.
Our Story is a little bit different (and cooler if I do say so myself) than group messaging because it allows Snapchatters who are at the same event location to contribute snaps to the same story. That would be very useful if you are at a big event like a concert or a festival.
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