Slingshot Blog

Slingshot’s Latest Update

Today we’re releasing an update with a few tweaks we think you’ll enjoy:

  • See all your unlocked shots grouped by person
  • On iOS you can now invite people to get Slingshot via SMS, email or another service like Facebook or Twitter
  • Tap a notification to go straight to your list of shots
  • Squashed more bugs!

If you have ideas or feedback about Slingshot, let us know! You can find us on Twitter and Instagram at @slingshotcrew or on Facebook.

And as always, you can find Slingshot in the iOS and Android app stores at http://sling.me/download

Pro-Tip: Slingshot Your Phone!

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Behind every colorful pixel, there’s a shot waiting to be revealed. Why not transform your lock screen with one of Slingshot’s pixelated shots? This pro-tip comes to you from Jake:


1. Screenshot any vibrant shot while it is loading

2. Go to your phone’s camera roll and select the image, then set it as your wallpaper using the “lock screen” option

3. Enjoy your new Slingshot home screen each time you unlock your phone

Have your own Slingshot pro-tip? Share it with @slingshotcrew on Twitter or Instagram. We’d love to hear from you!

Introducing Reactions-to-Reactions and More

We’ve heard (and seen) how much people love reacting to shots in their feed. So why should the fun end after one reaction? Today we’re excited to announce that reactions to reactions are here! Starting today, you can reply to any reaction with a photo, video or text.

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We’ve also improved ways to find people you know who are on Slingshot. With the introduction of My People, now you can see everyone you’re slinging with in one place at any time. We’ve made finding Facebook friends and phone contacts who are also using the app more reliable.

Since our international launch, it’s been great for us to hear from people about what they’re loving and where we can improve. To everyone who has given us feedback so far: THANK YOU! Please keep it coming. We’re listening and working hard to make Slingshot as great as it can be. We’re happy about the latest changes and we’re looking forward to more.

Don’t have Slingshot yet? You can get it in your iOS and Android App Store here http://sling.me/download

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