Android App News - Facebook close to launching its Slingshot, a Snapchat chat application -
Persistent rumors are now circulating about a new Facebook app called 'Slingshot', a Snapchat like chat app that allows chatting and sending media files that the will be erased seconds after sending. The hugely popular Snapchat app received buying bids from Facebook and (reportedly) Google but refused them all. Even though Snapchat's main feature, the one that erases media files and messages after conversation have been proved to not always work, Snapchat still remains popular with tens of millions of monthly downloads.
As of this time, it's still not sure if Facebook will really release Sligshot but if it will, it will probably be a totally independent app such as Whatsapp today and Facebook Messenger. What is certain is the greater emphasis social media puts on the mobile users, especially concerning the younger generation of users who have readily embraced instant messages apps, Whatspp and Snapchat included