Whoopsie! Facebook Launches Slingshot App by Accident



Facebook’s (FB) answer to SnapChat appeared and then disappeared on Monday.

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The social media giant explained to Mashable that its Slingshot photo and video sharing app was posted to Apple’s (AAPL) App Store by mistake. Facebook said that it is still “working on” Slingshot and that “it’ll be ready soon” for consumers.

Slingshot was only briefly available in the App Store and only for residents of certain countries, including New Zealand, Australia, Russia and India.

Like SnapChat, Facebook’s Slingshot allows users to post videos and photos that remain visible for only a brief period of time. Recipients of messages sent through Slingshot can respond with their own reaction.

Facebook has not indicated exactly when Slingshot will officially launch.

In Tuesday morning trading, FB stock surged more than 3%. Facebook stock closed at $62.88 per share on Monday.

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