Facebook has quietly removed their Poke, an app that was initially created to compete directly with Snapchat, from the App Store.
Facebook’s Poke app was launched in December 2012 and much like Snapchat allowed users to send short 10 second images that disappear. Sadly, the service never gained considerable traction despite Facebook’s best efforts.
Facebook also did put in an offer to purchase Snapchat for US$ 3 billion, which was turned down. For those who are not aware, Poke app is totally separate 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.