Before writing this story, I checked my personal Facebook page to see how many pokes I had outstanding from friends, family and other people who feel poking me is something I would want to have done to me for some reason. Thankfully, it looks like I’m not pokeable as I currently have no pokes waiting for me to possibly reciprocate, and that’s the way I like it. But we’re sure there are people out there who insist on poking one another, which is why you’ll be pleased as punch to hear today’s poke-filled news.
If a dedicated Facebook and Facebook Messenger application weren’t enough Facebook for your mobile device, then you’ll probably want to pick up a new application they released today called Facebook Poke. The application allows its users to poke their Facebook friends, send a message, photo or video in order to share what you’re doing without the hassle of actually getting into a long discussion about it.
You can have the messages sent in Facebook Poke self destruct in 1, 3, 5, or 10 seconds and both parties will act like nothing ever happened, which is awfully similar to what Snapchat does. Facebook users who receive a message which makes them uncomfortable can report it to Facebook, but please remember that snitches will always get stitches.