Earlier this year, Facebook launched an app called Slingshot. It allowed you to share moments during the day and send them to people in your contacts, like a funny photo with a message inked across it.
Some six months on, Facebook has rolled out a major update to the app, and it's proving to be somewhat controversial.Slingshot is now more of a broadcast system, where you throw out messages to all your followers. Images are now also ephemeral, so they'll disappear 24 hours after being sent.
There are new filters and you can now doodle away on the image itself before sending them on. It's being pitched as more of a community than a messaging service, with the potential to follow people you admire and who you find entertaining.
Just a few days after the rollout and opinion is already quite negative. Early adopters of the app seem genuinely annoyed by the updates to version 2.0 - mainly removing the ability to send messages to select people. Users are dropping away fom the service, but maybe new adopters might be interested in what it has to offer.
Grab the updated version of Slingshot on Google Play and iTunes now for free.