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Facebook Does Away With Two of Its Apps
By: Jessica Cherok
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Not that you were using them anyway, but Facebook has officially done away with its Camera and Poke apps.

Facebook’s Poke app was seemingly the victim of bad timing. Launched shortly after the launch of Snapchat, Poke simply fell victim to its competitors runaway success.

It makes sense that the Camera app has gone away. After all, the app was launched shortly after Facebook bought Instagram in 2012. Facebook’s Camera app was essentially Facebook’s version of Instagram before Facebook had Instagram. The app allowed Facebook users to quickly upload photos to Facebook, as well as add filters, etc.

However, many people were already using Instagram. Camera also fell victim to poor timing.

Facebook has long tried to be all things to all people online. The social media giant has been working toward being a one-stop-shop for users on the Internet. From news and entertainment, to trending topics and photos, Facebook has been open about its attempts to have people log into their site and have no need to leave it in order to find information elsewhere.

For now, the Camera app is still listed on Facebook, but both it and Poke have been removed from the App Store.

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Jessica Cherok is an advocate for online privacy, campaigning for ethical data practices and the protection of personal privacy.
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