Facebook have released their competitor to Snapchat and it is now officially available for Android devices in Google Play.
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, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re busy
Slingshot is definitely FacebookÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s answer to Snapchat, but it does go beyond that when you receive a message. In order to view a Ã¢â‚¬ËœshotÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s sent to you, the recipient must send one back first. While this doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t really make sense when comparing Slingshot to other apps similar to it, it does make sense to Facebook who refuses to call it a messaging client.
Slingshot lets you easily integrate into your Facebook account, and find friends that may have downloaded the app, and invite others that havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t. The UI is a lot more polished than anything Snapchat has pushed out, and the interactions and animations are fluid and show no lag whatsoever.