When a user ‘flings’ a message, they have no idea where it will end up.
If your fling ends up getting any replies, you can then start privately messaging individuals by double tapping on their reply and composing a new message. The premise of the app is to connect you with random people around the world.
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Fling – Message the World is a messenging app which is free to download for i OS and Android.
Anyone, anywhere, can simply grab their smartphone and fling a photo, video or text message to the world.” Users write a photo, video or text message and it gets sent (the fling) to 50 random users anywhere around the world.
As Wayne Denner advises, “As always, think twice before posting, look after your privacy and don’t give out any personal information as strangers may contact you.” You might also find this useful – 11 Apps & Sites to be Aware Of.
It is intended for ages 13 up but there’s no verification of age. Tech Crunch noted that when testing the app, they received a topless photo and a penis shot.
You can swipe right on a message you receive to report any unsavoury content you receive.
Unlike Snapchat, the shared messages don’t disappear, so if you do want to fling anything rude or unpleasant it’s going to hang around on a lot of other people’s phones.
Remember never share images that you would not like to see again.