Facebook isn't done with trying to take on Snapchat... but it might be too late.
The company released their Snapchat-like app, Slingshot, today on the App Store. It works very similar to Snapchat in that the pictures users send over the app expire after a set amount of time. But, the twist with Slingshot is that users have to send a picture back to someone in order to see the picture that was sent to them.
From the description page:
Slingshot lets you quickly share moments —little and big— with all your friends. Shoot a photo or video of what you’re up to and sling it to a bunch of people. They won’t be able to see your shot until they sling something back. Tap on a shot to react, or simply swipe it away.
Turns out, though, that the company didn't mean to put it on the App Store last night, and whether that's true or not, they took it down shortly afterward. "Earlier today, we accidentally released a version of Slingshot, a new app we're working on," the company said. "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.
Download the app for free here, and on Google Play soon.