Facebook Retires Their Snapchat Competing App – Poke
Facebook has quietly removed their Poke application from the App Store, an application that was created by Facebook to compete directly with Snapchat.
Poke was launched in December 2012 and much like Snapchat allowed users to send short 10 second images that disappear, however the service never gained considerable traction despite Facebook’s best efforts.
Facebook also did put in an offer to purchase Snapchat for $3 Billion USD which was turned down, so it looks like Snapchat has got the last laugh in this one.
This application is totally seperate to ‘the Facebook Poke’, which lets you send a poke/ alert to your friends on Facebook.
This feature has been with the site since creation in 2004, and due to the legacy Facebook is happy to leave it on this site, although not easy to find. You can do so here: https://www.facebook.com/pokes