You Must Know How to Poke Someone on Facebook

Gone are the days when you would receive numerous Facebook notifications from friends or friends of friends poking you on Facebook. Furthermore, if you want to poke someone on Facebook, you won’t be able to do so as easily as before. This blog post will explain where and how to find the Poke feature in the most recent Facebook updates. So let’s get started learning how to poke on Facebook App 2021, as well as Facebook Lite App and Desktop.


Poking on Facebook:

The Poke feature was introduced by Facebook in its early days, back in 2004. Though the ambiguous Poke button quickly became popular, users were never given a clear meaning behind a poke. This ambiguity has apparently led to numerous controversies from time to time. As a result, Facebook has gradually phased out the Poke Button by making it more difficult to access. To poke nowadays, you must take a longer course.

Meaning of Facebook Poke:

Since the introduction of the Poke feature, there has been no clear understanding of its meaning and application. Even Facebook has never provided any details on it, so users have perceived it in a variety of ways and associated it with a variety of meanings. The following are some common interpretations of the poke gesture:

  • To greet others and say “Hi” or “Hello”
  • to attract the attention of a friend or another Facebook user
  • To nudge someone in a manner similar to instant messaging
  • To let your friend know you’re thinking about them
    to have a good time

On the contrary, some users interpret this as an unconstructive flirt gesture. As a result, you must be extremely cautious about who you poke.

Consequences of Poking:

Every time you poke a friend on Facebook, you will receive:

  • Your friend receives a notification, and your friend has the option to “Poke you back.”

It should be noted, however, that once you poke a friend, that friend cannot be poked again until that friend pokes you back or removes your poke first. In the case of removal, once a poke is removed from your pokes page, it cannot be reversed or retrieved.

How to Poke someone on Facebook?

To poke someone on Facebook, you must first go to the Pokes page. This can be accomplished by conducting a search from the Facebook Home Screen or by going to the pokes page via the Settings or Help Center. Let’s go over detailed step-by-step instructions for poking someone on Facebook.

How to Poke on Facebook App

Method 1: Poke someone on Facebook using the search option

  • Launch the Facebook app and sign in with your valid credentials.
  • Navigate to the search icon at the top of the Home Screen.
  • Enter the word “Poke” into the search bar and wait for the results.
  • Tap the fist Pokes option that appears under Facebook Shortcuts. This takes you to the Pokes Page.
  • Poke a friend by searching for their name and then tapping on the Poke option next to their name.

Note: This method is only compatible with the Facebook Main App and does not work with the FB Lite App, for which a separate method is provided in the following section.

Method 2: Poke someone on Facebook via Pokes Page using “Help & Support” option

  • Launch the Facebook app and sign in with your valid credentials.
  • Tap on the three horizontal lines in the top right corner to access the Facebook Menu.
  • Select Help & Support from the list of options beneath the See More heading.
  • Now, select Help Center.
  • Enter the word “Poke” to get the appropriate question, “How do I poke someone on Facebook?”
  • As an answer, you will be given a link to the Facebook pokes page.
  • Following the link will take you to the next page, where you can search for a friend to poke and then tap the poke button next to their name.

How to Poke on Facebook Lite App

If you are using the Facebook Lite App, you can poke a Facebook friend by following the steps below:

  • Launch the Facebook Lite App and sign in with your valid credentials.
  • Tap on the three horizontal lines in the top right corner to access the Facebook Menu.
  • Choose Settings from the available options.
  • Under Your Facebook Information, find and select the “Access your information” option.
  • Then select “Other Activity” from the menu.
  • On the screen, a pop-up menu with the Poke option and other options appears. Make a tapping motion on it.
  • You will now see a search bar; enter the name of a friend you want to poke, and then tap on the Poke button next to their name.

How to Poke on Facebook Desktop Version

Aside from the methods listed above, you can also use the Desktop Version of Facebook to access the pokes page. You can complete the task in no time by following the steps outlined below:

  • Open your preferred web browser
  • Log in to your Facebook account or just go to

Alternatively, you can follow the same steps as for the Facebook Main app by selecting the Help & Support option.

Summing Up:

If you’re wondering if “Poke” is still a thing or if Facebook has removed the Poke button. The Poke button is still available on all Facebook versions, including the Facebook Main App, Lite App, and Facebook Desktop Mode. It can be accessed through the various methods listed above in this article. However, there are rumours and gossips that Facebook will bring back the “Poke” feature with a clear meaning and interpretation in order to reclaim its lost popularity. By then, you should be able to continue poking your Facebook friends.

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