Facebook has launched its official Facebook Poke app for iOS. Poking, which according to the company is a “fun and easy” way to “say hello to friends wherever you are.” Facebook’s official poking application for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users, running iOS 5.1 (and newer versions), enables them to jab their friends with a message, photo, or video.
Of course, if you have ever used the Poke feature on Facebook, you know a dedicated poke app for it doesn’t sounds exciting. So, Mark Zuckerberg and his team of Facebook developers have added a number of exciting features to enhance your poking experience. You can now poke a friend with a message, photo or video. You can even decide for how long your friends can see it via simple taps in the settings menu. You can also press and hold a friend’s name to see pokes from friends, see their poking location and, also see when their friends take screenshots.
The feature which lets users to set each message expire after a set amount of time – anywhere between 1, 3, 5 and 10 seconds, makes Facebook Poke app stand out from other such content sharing apps. Once the message has expired after the set amount of time is reached, the message automatically disappears from the app. Facebook has also added a reporting feature, so that you can flag content which is offensive.
Just like the other official Facebook mobile apps, Facebook Poke app is available for download free of charge. You can download it on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch using the download link below. To install and use the app, you need to have either iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) or iPad, and must be running iOS 5.1 or later. If you have iPhone 5, you will be glad to know that the app is fully optimized for iPhone 5’s Retina display.
Source: Facebook Poke for iPhone on App Store