What does it mean to poke a friend

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Poke is one of the Facebook features. Below is the information you need to know about Facebook poke.

Does the Facebook Poke Feature Still Exist?

Over time, when Facebook was popular, you find friends who poke you, or you would want to poke a friend. It was fun not until new features were introduced (sending animated stickers and gifts to friends). Poke is still one of Facebook features that is not easy to find below are steps to aid.

Reasons to Send a Poke on Facebook

Below are some reasons you send poke to Facebook friends

  • Just to say a quick “hello” to a friend.
  • To remind someone that you’re waiting on a reply or a message from him or her.
  • To Check in and see if a person has visited Facebook recently.
  • To let someone know you’re thinking of him or her.
  • Just for fun with your friends.

How to Send Pokes

Below steps to enable you to send pokes or poke someone on Facebook.

How to Poke Someone on Facebook

Using a PC or smartphone, it’s the same steps and process to poke a friend.

  1. Go to your poke page “www.facebook.com/pokes”
  2. Click on “search-box” and fill in the name of the friend you want to poke.
  3. Typing and finding a friend’s name in the search box will automatically send a poke to them.
  4. Note that you cannot poke the same person twice unless the individual has poked you back or removed your first poke.
  5. Click on “Show pending pokes” to review your poke list. You can choose to poke back or delete a pending poke by clicking on “x.”
  6. Below the search box, you will be able to see suggested Pokes, which will all be people on your current friend list. If you wish to remove them from the Suggested Pokes, just click on “x.”

How to Tell if You Have Been Poked

  1. If someone pokes you, a notification will be sent.
  2. Click on the notification to enable you to view the friends who have poked you, or poked you back.
  3. You will have the option to click on “Poke Back.”

How to Stop Someone from Poking You on a Desktop Computer

  1. Click on “Settings” in the drop-down menu.
  2. Click on “Blocking.”
  3. Fill in the name or email and click on the “Block.”
  4. They will not be able to poke or tag you. They also will not be notified that they have been blocked.

How to Stop Someone From Poking You Using a Mobile Device

  1. Click on the “hamburger menu.”
  2. Click on “Settings.”
  3. Click “Blocking.”
  4. Click on “Add to Blocked List” you will be redirected to a search box where you can enter their name or email. Once their account pops up on the list, click on “BLOCK.”

Poking Can Be Fun

To poke a friend or when a friend pokes you back, it’s always fun because; it’s way to say hello; it’s another way to let a friend you’re missing him. You can also visit the Facebook “Help section” for more information.

 

Reference:

What Does It Mean to Poke Someone on Facebook? | LoveToKnow. https://socialnetworking.lovetoknow.com/What_Does_it_Mean_to_Poke_Someone_on_Facebook

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