Facebook's Slingshot App Appears In App Store (Update: Then Disappears)

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Update: Well, that was quick. They've already pulled the app from the app store. I guess it's not quite ready for primetime.

The company told The Verge they "accidentally" released a version of the app, but that they're still working on it, and it will be "ready soon".

You may have heard that Facebook was working on a new Snapchat competitor called Slingshot. Well, it's available now. Kind of.

The app, while in Apple's App Store,. according to TechCrunch, is only available in these markets: AU, NZ, JP, HK, SG, CN, KR, IN, RU, TW, VN, MY, PH, TH, ID, PK, SA, AE, LK, KW, LB, QA, MO, KZ, MD, AM, JO, KE, MU, UG, BH, BN, OM, BY, UZ, AZ, YE.

The description is as follows:

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.

It goes on to say that you can capture photos and videos of moments, unlock new shots (first you have to "sling" something back), swipe a shot away for it to no longer be viewable, respond with a reaction after unlocking a shot, express yourself with captions and drawings, and view unlocked shots later if you're busy.

No sign of the app in Google Play.

Facebook ended up shutting down its last Snapchat competitor. We'll see if this one does any better.

Images via App Store

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