Facebook today removed its long defunct Facebook Poke and Facebook Camera applications from the App Store, silently drawing the applications without notification to individuals. A Facebook speaker verified the elimination to The Brink, however declined to comment further.
Initial presented in December of 2012, Facebook’s Poke application was the company’s answer to Snapchat, permitting users to send out ephemeral images, video clips, messages, and “poke” notifications to their pals.
Each message only lasted a few secs before expiring, just like Snapchat‘s short-lived messages.
Poke swiftly stumbled following its release as it failed to get appeal amidst competition from Snapchat, and it got no updates.
Facebook’s Camera app was slightly much more well-liked when it introduced in May of 2012 as a means to make discussing numerous pictures on Facebook “much faster and easier.
” The single feature application, which likewise permitted customers surf photos, viewed numerous updates during the first year it was released however later dropped to the wayside as Facebook integrated Camera functions into its main Facebook app. At the time of extraction, the Facebook Cam had not been updated because August of 2013.
Regardless of the failure of Facebook Poke and Facebook Electronic camera, Facebook has continued with development of standalone Facebook apps under its Innovative Labs campaign.
Paper, the very first product ahead from Creative Labs, has been lauded for its layout and has so far taken pleasure in modest success.