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Facebook kills off its failed Poke and Camera apps

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Facebook has experimented with a variety of apps in the past, all of which we were sure Facebook was hoping would become the next big thing. However in the process, Facebook released a bunch of apps that failed to make an impact, and it looks like they will be pulling them. The social networking giant has recently decided to pull two apps from App Store in the form of Facebook Poke and Facebook Camera. 

Remember Facebook Poke? It’s become nothing more than a faint memory since its introduction in December 2012. But for some reason the iPhone app has stayed on the App Store until now. Today Facebook decided to do some spring cleaning in the App Store by pulling not only the Poke app, but Facebook Camera as well. The original idea behind Poke was that it would take on Snapchat by letting Facebook users send messages to each other with a self-destruct timer. Snapchat has only gotten more popular over the last couple of years, and Poke barely made a blip on the radar. Mark Zuckerberg even called Poke a “joke” at one point, so it should come as no surprise that the app is no more. The most surprising thing is that it stayed around this long.

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