Poke someone on Facebook is one way to get their attention. We’ll show you how to poke anyone on your friends list from your desktop and mobile device.
What Does “Poking” Someone Mean on Facebook?
Poking someone on Facebook is quite simple. You are basically letting someone know that you are thinking of them. Users get notified when you poke them, so that they know you poked them. If they wish, they are also able to poke you back. This allows you to gain a user’s attention.
You can poke only your friends on Facebook, in order to avoid misuse of the feature. In this way you’ll be spared from getting poked by strangers.
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Poke Someone on Facebook on Desktop
Use the Facebook website on your Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook to poke someone.
Go to the Facebook site and launch the Pokes page using your web browser. Sign into your Facebook account if you have not already done so.
There is a list of people you can poke on the “Pokes” page. Using the search box at the top of the page, you can find a specific person.
When you have found the person to poke, click on “Poke” next to their name.
Poking someone on Facebook will result in them receiving a notification.
Clicking “Poke Back” allows you to poke someone back if they have already poked you.
It is that easy to send Facebook notifications to your friends with this strange but fun method.
Poke a Friend on Facebook on Mobile
Poking your friends on Facebook is possible if you have the Facebook app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.
Launch the app and you’ll see the poke button. Touch the search icon in the top-right corner.
At the top, type “Pokes” into the “Search” field and press Enter.
Choose the “Pokes” option from the search results.
This will take you to a “Pokes” page. You can poke someone by finding their name on this page and then tapping “Poke.”
To poke someone back, tap the “Poke Back” button if you have already been poked.