Facebook shutters Poke, Camera apps


Facebook confirmed Monday that iOS apps Poke and Camera have been removed from the App Store.

Poke, launched December 2012, was thought of as a Snapchat competitor, but flopped early. Camera, which Facebook announced May 2012, had Instagram-like features. Now that Facebook owns Instagram, there’s less of a need for Camera.

A Facebook spokesperson explained to Inside Facebook why the company made the decision to pull the apps:

Since their launch in 2012, we’ve incorporated elements of each app into the Facebook for iOS and Android apps, including the photo upload flow used today.

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