Facebook gives in, makes Slingshot’s unique ‘pay to play’ mechanic optional

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Facebook today updated its Slingshot chat app to make its bold, “pay to play” mechanic optional. If you’re not familiar with the app, until today, Slingshot asked you to send a photo before you could “unlock” the one you just received. Now, after taking a shot, you can choose if it will be “locked” or “unlocked.” It’s worth noting that your choice sticks, so you don’t need to change it every time you take a shot.

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