On Friday, Facebook announced the launch of the Poke App for the iPhone and iPod Touch. It is an advanced version of Facebook’s original app, the ‘poke’. This feature has now been reinvented to be called ‘Facebook Poke’ and allows users to send fleeting messages, pokes, photos and 10-second videos to friends.
The messages expire after a set period of time, from 1 to 10 seconds, and cannot be retrieved by either party again. Facebook said,”With the Poke app, you can poke or send a message, photo, or video to Facebook friends to share what you’re up to in a lightweight way.”
A user can choose from a set of icons at the bottom of the screen to send a poke, type a 120-character message, open the camera to snap a picture – (an existing photo cannot be used)- or shoot a 10-second video. After this, the user can decide how long he/she wants the recipient to see the message for.