Facebook Yanks Poke, Camera From App Store

Poke650Facebook has made its focus on producing stand-alone applications more than clear in recent weeks, but two of its pre-Facebook Creative Labs efforts, Poke and Camera, are now history, as the social network has removed them from the iTunes App Store.

The Verge was the first to report on the removal of Poke and Camera from the App Store last week, and a Facebook spokesperson confirmed the moves to The Verge, providing no further details.

Poke was introduced in December 2012 amid rumors that Facebook was about to introduce a Snapchat-like messaging app, and it enabled users to send messages, photos, videos, or pokes that expired in one, three, five, or 10 seconds.

And Camera was released in May 2012, aggregating photos from users’ Facebook friends into one feed and allowing them to simultaneously share multiple photos, add captions and location information, tag friends, edit photos in their iPhone camera rolls (including cropping, rotating, and adding filters), and swipe to enlarge displayed photos or dig deeper into albums.

Readers: Did you ever use Poke or Camera?

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