Facebook has been working for several months on
the planned video-chat app, which would allow users to send
short video messages using a touch-screen, the FT said, citing
people familiar with its plans.
Slingshot could be launched this month, the paper cited one
source as saying, while noting that Facebook might ultimately
decide not to proceed with the launch of the app.
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has been overseeing the
"top-secret" project after the social network company was unable
to win Snapchat's creators, Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy, with
its $3 billion takeover offer late last year, the FT said.
Snapchat, popular among teenagers, allows users to send
smartphone photos that automatically disappear after a few
(Reporting by Ashley Lau; Editing by Steve Orlofsky)
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