The original Slingshot app was meant to be Facebook’s answer to Snapchat, sadly Slingshot was never really widely adopted, and was quickly forgotten about by most that did bother download it.

Facebook hope to change all that with the all new Slingshot 2.0. With this new version of the app you can follow friends, just as you might on Instagram or Twitter. Another key difference is that the images you share are now in a feed, your friends can then respond to your image by posting one of their own.

These are fundamental differences that result in a much improved app, will it be enough to draw people away from Snapchat? That remains to be seen.

Slingshot 2.0 is available for iOS and Android, you can find out more via the Slingshot blog.