Well here’s an interesting turn that could go south in a heartbeat or could strike a real blow. At this point it’s anyone’s guess. As Facebook is trying to take on Snapchat with Slingshot, Snapchat is trying to become more social and public with a new ‘Our Story’ feature. Launching at the Electric Daisy Carnival, Snapchat is debuting its new ‘Our Story’ feature to the iOS and Android versions of the app. Rather than sharing with single individuals, Our Story allows users to group together snaps from various attendees of an event in the same location.
“We built Our Story so that Snapchatters who are at the same event location can contribute Snaps to the same Story,” Snapchat wrote in its blog. “If you can’t make it to an event, watching Our Story makes you feel like you’re right there! It’s really easy to use.”
Best part is that no app update is required to have the Our Story feature on your phone. “Our Story is already part of the application you have on your phone – there’s no need to update.”
If this is a shot across the bow, perhaps Facebook will abandon it’s plans for Slingshot. On the other hand, they could have just poked the bear.