How to Poke on Facebook? (Desktop & Mobile)

How to Poke on Facebook? (Desktop & Mobile)

When we talk about Facebook, one of the first things that come to your mind is probably a ‘Facebook Poke.’ If you poke someone on Facebook, the personwill see a notification saying ‘-your account name- poked you’ on his/her chat windows.

What Is Poking People on Facebook?

Before you poke your friend or someone else, you need to know its meaning. Suppose you’ve been flirting with your friend, and the person poked you at one night. What do you need to understand? Yes, you’re right! He/She likes you too. Another example is that your teacher at school has poked you; it may have more than one meaning, right? For instance, you may have forgotten to do your homework, or your exam result may be worse than other classmates, and your teacher is pissed off due to you. Because of this, poking can have different meanings like flirting or warning; it depends on the situation, person, and time. You need to understand which one not to miss the opportunities.

 When you poke someone;

  1.  The user you’ve poked will see a notification saying ‘-your account name- poked you.’
  2. The user you’ve poked will have three options; he/she may poke you back, dismiss, or ignore it.
  3. Remember, every poke on Facebook can be viewed by you and your friend you’ve poked; no one else can see it.
Poke Someone on Facebook

How Do You Poke Someone on Facebook? (Desktop)

  • Open the Facebook application or go to ‘www.facebook.com.’
  • Log in to your account with your email address/phone number and password.
  • Open your friend profile you would like to poke; you can type the person’s name into the search bar, visit your ‘Friends Page’ or click the person’s name on your Facebook feed.
  • You will see three dots (…) at the top of the person’s profile.
  • You will see the ‘Poke’ button from the menu that comes up. When you click the option, a notification will be sent to your friend. Your friend will be able to poke you back or remove it.
  • Besides, you can use the ‘Poke’ page to poke your friends back. You can also poke many people in one go.
Facebook Poke on Mobile

On Your Mobile Device (Both iPhone and Android)

  • Open the Facebook application or go to ‘www.facebook.com.’
  • Log in to your account with your email address/phone number and password.
  • Go to your friend profile you would like to poke and click ‘More’ below three dots (…).
  • You will see the menu options that come up; ‘Post,’ ‘Report,’ ‘Unfollow,’ and ‘Poke.’ When you click the ‘Poke’ button, a notification will be sent to your friend.

Poking on Facebook In Short

Poke on Facebook is a way to attract your friends or acquaintances’ attention. When you do this, a Poke notification will be sen to them. However, it can have more than one meaning. To give an example, you can encourage them to send a message to you. On the other side, some people may be angry because of it. When you wish to quickly reach the poke page on both your mobile device and desktop, go to ‘facebook.com/pokes.’

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Frequently Asked Questions

No, if you would like to poke users, they need to be your friends on the platform; if they are not, there won’t be any option to poke them.

When you want to understand who has poked you, Facebook offers a great service to view all of your pokes in one go. You need to find the ‘Pokes’ page. If you wish to view the page quickly, go to the ‘facebook.com/pokes’ page; you can quickly see both who you have poked and who has poked you. The page also shows how many times you have been poked your friend if you have poked him/her more than one.

Yes, but you shouldn’t because it may start poke wars. Besides, if you poke someone on Facebook a lot, he/she will feel uncomfortable about the situation and be bored of you. Therefore, restrain yourself!

Yes, but you shouldn’t because it may start poke wars. Besides, if you poke someone on Facebook a lot, he/she will feel uncomfortable about the situation and be bored of you. Therefore, restrain yourself!

Yes, if he/she is on your Facebook Friends list. However, you shouldn’t poke everyone in the list because it is not a good idea. Suppose there is someone you don’t know good, and you are friends on the platform, but you haven’t talked a lot. The person’s poked you, so what will you feel about it? It is the same thing.

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  1. Ray Saunders
    Ray Saunders

    Despite being annoying, poking someone on Facebook is really fun. I usually do it my close friends.