August 27, 2014

Facebook rumored to introduce Snapchat competitor, Slingshot

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According to a recent report from Financial TImes, Facebook has been building its own Snapchat like video messenger.  The app otherwise known as “Slingshot”, would do just like Snapchat, by allowing users to send short video messages.

Last year, Facebook tried to acquire Snapchat for $3 billion and that deal fell through leaving Facebook to build its own version.  The app hasn’t been released in beta to the public, Facebook is currently testing Slingshot within the company.

Who knows if Facebook will ever release it or if the world needs another Snapchat like app.  However, if there was some way that Facebook could integrate its new Slingshot app within your Facebook app, that would be interesting.

Source: FT