Slingshot Blog

If you love color as much as we do, this is a Slingshot pro-tip you’ll love: the rainbow drag & draw!

Here’s how to make your shots as colorful as Joseph’s technicolor dream coat:

1. After taking a shot, select “Draw”

2. Select a starting color and keep your finger on the selector (pro-pro tip? use your non-dominate hand to select the color)

3. Using your other hand, start to draw while dragging the color selector up and down

4. Voilà: RAINBOWS!

Even if you’re not ambidextrous (we definitely aren’t), you can sling some pretty trippy shots!

Slingshot Goes International

Since we launched last week, we’ve heard from lots of people around the world who are excited to give Slingshot a try. Starting today, we’re expanding our initial launch and making Slingshot available internationally!

You can find Slingshot in app stores around the world for iPhone (iOS7) and Android (Jelly Bean and KitKat) at http://sling.me/download.

This past week we’ve seen people share such terrific shots, face mashes and drawings. We can’t wait for what happens next! 

Introducing Slingshot

Today, we’re excited to launch a new app called Slingshot.

With Slingshot, we wanted to build something where everybody is a creator and nobody is just a spectator. When everyone participates, there’s less pressure, more creativity and even the little things in life can turn into awesome shared experiences. This is what Slingshot is all about.

Photos and videos that don’t stick around forever allow for sharing that’s more expressive, raw and spontaneous. We can connect the same way we like to live: in the moment. We’ve enjoyed using Snapchat to send each other ephemeral messages and expect there to be a variety of apps that explore this new way of sharing. With Slingshot, we saw an opportunity to create something new and different: a space where you can share everyday moments with lots of people at once.

To get started on Slingshot, shoot a photo or video. It can be what you’re up to, who you’re with or a quick selfie. Add some text and color, then sling it to a bunch of friends. Here’s the deal: friends won’t be able to see your shot until they sling something back to you. They can then reply with a reaction—or simply swipe your shot away. 

Using Slingshot has made us feel closer, and we can’t wait for others to try it out. It’s the second app from Facebook Creative Labs and is available today starting in the US on iPhone (iOS7) and Android (Jelly Bean and KitKat). Get it at sling.me/download 

Check back here for updates, tips and other cool stuff.

-Will, Joey, Rocky and the rest of the Slingshot Crew