Slingshot – A similar app of Snapchat under Facebook’s guidance
Snap chat being one of the most popular apps among the young generation will have
competitors in the market. Seeing this popularity many big companies have shown their interest
to buy this app. Among them companies Facebook was also a part.
Snapchat is one of the fastest apps of the generation, and its limits of popularity are spreading
like virus among the young generation, and Facebook wanted to catch that young mass to
increase its range of popularity. But Snapchat has turned down the bid of 3million dollar made
by Facebook. This news has recently made headline globally, and the Facebook seeing this made
up a mind to launch a new app alike Snapchat and named it Slingshot.
Slingshot is a recent app that was developed by the Facebook alike Snap chat, after the deal of
3million dollars was turned down by snapchat. Unlike Snap chat the slingshot has certain dis-
• Slingshot is also a social media application which allows instant messaging, pictures and
videos to be sent to friends, but the interface is such that one side of the screen is blocked
were the receivers photos will be there in a rough pixel format.
• The main drawback of the app of slingshot according to studies is that the sender first
will have to send the photos of their own, to unlock the picture send by his friend.
It is not possible to gain popularity over-night and Slingshot being one of the recent apps in the
market; it will definitely take time to get popular. But on the other hand Snapchat is one of the
similar apps, yet its popularity bars are skyrocketing. The features tally of Snapchat was also
uniquely designed to transfer pictures, messages and videos to the friends with a stipulated time
of maximum 10 seconds. This is only factor that has paved the path for such popularity, because
young generations are accustomed to the things which are fast.
But being a branch of social media giant the popularity Slingshot is not showing great signs up
till now, but with time it is sure that the app may gradually make the its way into the charts of
Usage of modern day apps
The general conception among people is that the apps today and especially the social media apps
are destroying the habits of young generation. But it is generally not right, because the apps are
generally launched to lower the work load of the people; but the apps are often miss-use by some
to popularize the app’s wrong conception.
To sum up
With one of the fastest features tally Snapchat has grasped the attention of all the social media
users. With such a popularity of company, many companies came to bid for being a part and
taking the ownership also. One such company is Facebook, which stretched out their hands to
make a deal with Snapchat, unfortunately Snap chat turned down the deal. In such a situation
Facebook developed a new similar and named it Slingshot.