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Facebook accidentally released and then pulled Slingshot app

Facebook pulls Slingshot app from App Store after accidental release, promises it will be ready soon to compete with Snapchat.

@ShaneMcGlaun
Published Tue, Jun 10 2014 10:34 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Facebook killed off its first attempt at competing against Snapchat not long ago. That first attempt was an app called Poke. Facebook accidentally released a new app that it aims to use to compete with Snapchat this week.

Facebook accidentally released and then pulled Slingshot app | TweakTown.com

The app is called Slingshot and is designed to let you send photos and videos to friends that can be drawn on and captioned. The photos and video disappear once you view them. The app went live in the Apple App Store in a few countries, but was later pulled. Before you can view an image that a friend sent you, you must send them one in return.

A Facebook rep said, "Earlier today, we accidentally released a version of Slingshot, a new app we're working on. With Slingshot, you'll be able to share everyday moments with lots of people at once. It'll be ready soon and we're excited for you to try it out."

NEWS SOURCE:theverge.com

Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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