Poke On Facebook : How To Poke and Why People Poke On Facebook

Poke On Facebook or being able to poke on Facebook over the years, has become something quite a handful of people engage in. Some do not even understand the meaning of poke while others do not know how to poke on the social network. Here, I’d be letting you in on what poke means and how to poke on Facebook.

Back then, was i was more of a newbie on Facebook social network, i always wondered what poking or being poked on Facebook means. i had no ideal even through i often get poke notifications on the platform. Not knowing what it means, i simply click on the poke back button. Whatever it means, let the poke war begin lol.

I mean, that’s what i often call it – poke war. Both participate keep poking each other until one gives up. But, that’s not the idea behind the poke feature on the social media platform.

how to poke on facebook

The Image above is basically the poke button logo. When you are being poked on Facebook, the above image is  included or shown in the notifcation. Now, from the Facebook poke symbol, can you tell what is poke on Facebook? Look clearly at the image (logo) above. What does it says the feature means?

What Is Poke On Facebook?

Poking on Facebook could mean lots of things. However, it’s simplest explanation could be notifying someone that you are still active on Facebook or the platform. Alternatively, you can see it as lightly tapping someone with the intention of urging them to notice you.

Personally, i poke people on Facebook for different reasons. Wanna know some? Don’t worry, i will tell you.

1. I poke a user on Facebook to remind them of something i might have discussed with them thereby making it more or less like a reminder.

2. I poke a Facebook user when i probably what to ask something from them or i simply want to get to know or meet them making it seem like i am flirting. That of course, is if i do not want to just go directly into their inbox. If the user pokes back, i could decide to inbox next.

3. This is particularly the main reason why i poke on facebook – Wanting to know if you are regular on the social media network. Yes, I poke majorly on Facebook to know if you are active because i believe if you are notified of my poke, you will most likely poke me back.

How To Poke On Facebook

To poke a User on Facebook is quite simple. However, i can understand some people still don’t know how. Well, here is a guide to help you through.

You can poke via either Mobile or PC (Computer).

How To Poke On Facebook Using Mobile

1. Visit the profile page of the user you want to poke,

2. Scroll down to the end of the user’s profile page and click on POKE then click on OK / Confirm.

How To Poke On Facebook Using Desktop Computer

To poke on the Desktop version of Facebook, do follow these simple procedures:

1. Visit the profile page of the user you want to poke,

2. Move your mouse pointer to top right side of the page and locate the poke button,

3. Click on it and confirm. You should get a notification thus:


You were poked on facebook

How To View Your Pokes On The Social Network

  • On Facebook mobile version, you are being notified of pokes on your homepage (if any). Just below your friend requests or notifications.
  • On Facebook Desktop version, you are being notified of pokes on your homepage or profile page. View the below pics for sample


poke on Facebook profile

That’s it.

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Hope this helps?

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Samuel Adeniyi

A lover of Gadget with more enthusiasm for phones. I enjoy writing on pretty much anything that interests me, as long as it's beneficial to someone or a number of persons. I hope you stick with me on this journey of being productive :).

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