Earlier this week, the social media network giant Facebook officially launched it’s momentary messaging or  self-destructing app Slingshot.

Slingshot allows you to send a video or a photo with captions to anyone that you want.  “Slingshot lets you quickly share moments—little and big—with lots of people at once”, the  App store description reads. The videos or photos that you send will self-destruct moments  after being viewed by the recipient.

The app appears to be very similar to Snapchat, an app that lets you share or send self-destructing photos to your friends. But what makes Facebook’s app different is that, when  you send a ‘shot’ (a picture or a video) to a friend of yours, “they won’t be able to see your shot  until they sling something back.” This is Facebook’s move to encourage users to create their own content instead of just consuming it. This is a major unique feature that lets the app stand out  from other similar apps including Snapchat.

Aside from that, the Snapchat-like app also lets you customize your messages by adding texts  or draw stuff over them using your  fingers before you send them.

The app is now available both for iOS and Android phone users alike on the iTunes Apple app  store and Google Play marketplace respectively. The app is free to download, requires iOS 7  or later and is optimized for iPhone 5.

We remember that the app was taken down from the iTunes app store shortly after accidentally being  released a little over a week ago.

Facebook's Slingshot Launches