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Posted by on Dec 22, 2012 in Social Networks |

Facebook Poke: send messages, pictures and videos that will self-destruct

Facebook Poke: send messages, pictures and videos that will self-destruct

Today we have a number of services that can exchange messages with your contacts: WhatsApp, BlackBerry Messenger, Line, Chat, Twitter direct messages, private messages on Facebook, email … The range of options that we have is very large, however, it seems that Facebook is willing to expand a bit more by offering a new service called Poke with which competes directly against Snapchat as it offers the user the possibility of S end messages self-destruct after a specified time.

Messages that self-destruct?? Although we may sound like something out of a spy movie with the typical “burn after reading” Facebook has released this iOS app called Poke that allows users “to tap” their contacts and send a text message, a photo or video that is only available for 1, 3, 5 or 10 seconds and once after this time, the message will self-destruct.

The idea is quite simple, send a quick message and the recipient is notified and has to react quickly to display the content before it expires, a formula very similar to that Snapchat Facebook opens the door to the world of sexting (without trace of risque pictures on our cell phone), that is, the exchange of content files “risque” or you could classify within the NSFW (Not Safe For Work).

Poke on Facebook is available for download in the App Store is, in my opinion, one of the strangest launch (when you consider that Facebook is a product that precisely is not much given to liberal practices) that comes to meet the need for users to exchange information in a quick, simple and, above all, safe (providing more privacy).

For now this mobile application is available for the iPhone and although the social network Mark Zuckerberg has not said anything about it, is also expected to give Poke for iPad and Android-based terminals.

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