Slingshot adds swiping between selfie and frontie and more

Slingshot 20 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 002)

Slingshot, Facebook’s weird ephemeral messaging app, is actually getting better and more useful with each update.

After releasing a major 2.0 version rebuilt from the ground up and enriched with such new features as private reactions, photo filters, drawings, emojis and notifications on a per-contact basis.

Today’s update keeps smoothing out the remaining few rough edges.

For instance, you can now switch smoothly between your iPhone’s front-facing FaceTime camera for ‘selfies’ and the iSight camera out the back for ‘fronties’ by swiping left and right.

The team has also enhanced the friend-finding feature and fixed a few unspecified but no doubt annoying bugs. As a reminder, Slingshot doesn’t require a Facebook account though you can log in with Facebook, if you want.

More importantly, as of 2.0 refresh you are no longer required to sling something back before you can see what a contact originally slung to you.

Matter of fact, you don’t need to sling anything at all to enjoy some of the most popular slings in the Explore section of the People tab.

Slingshot 2.0.1 changelog:

  • Swipe the camera to flip between selfie and frontie.
  • Improved how you can find friends.
  • Squashed some bugs, squashed ’em real good.

The iPhone-only app requires iOS 7.0 or later.

Download Slingshot free in the App Store.