Facebook pulls its Poke and Camera apps from the App Store

Facebook(s fb) may want to make more standalone apps, but that doesn’t mean it wants to publish apps nobody is using. Earlier this Friday, Facebook pulled the Poke app and the Facebook Camera app from the Apple App Store. Poke, Facebook’s Snapchat clone, was never a priority for the company, but features from Camera eventually made it into the main app. Don’t worry, Facebook’s beloved poke feature remains intact.

Snapchat and our never-ending quest for impermanence

The growth of apps like Snapchat, which allow users to set a time limit after which photos self-destruct, is seen by many as driven by “sexting.” But some users may simply be attracted by the idea of sharing content in a way that isn’t completely permanent.