Facebook’s Slingshot App Launches in Canada, Part of International Rollout


Earlier this month Facebook ‘accidentally’ launched their Snapchat competitor known as Slingshot, only to officially release it a week later in the U.S. only.

This morning, Facebook released Slingshot internationally, which includes Canada, as announced on their blog:

You can find Slingshot in app stores around the world for iPhone (iOS7) and Android (Jelly Bean and KitKat) at

The way Slingshot works is you send friends a picture message—but they won’t be able to see it until they send a message back to you. That’s pretty much it.

The international launch for Slingshot actually came pretty quickly. Normally Canadians have to use their U.S. iTunes accounts to get access to the newest apps first, but with this release it’s no longer necessary.

Click here to download Slingshot—it’s free.


  • MikeJenkinson

    But, weirdly, Facebook’s eminently superior app, Paper, is still US-only.

  • Yeah, not sure what is up with that. Paper is pretty nice to use.

  • yearoftherat

    Facebook failed on this app as you can’t use your existing fb account. You have to create a new one and you have to allow the app to access your cell phone number to activate it ===> deleted.