How To View Pokes On Facebook, How To Poke and Why People Poke

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 notification. 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, its simplest explanation could be notifying someone who you are still active on the platform or on FB. 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.

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.

That’s it.

How To View Recent Pokes On Facebook In 2018?

Wondering how you can view recent pokes on your Facebook profile account in 2018? Follow the below steps.

  • When logged to the homepage section of your Facebook account
  • Look at the left side of the page where it is stated bookmarks.
  • Locate and click on Pokes, you will be taken to the poke notification page where users that poked you will be displayed. You can either remove, or poke back, the choice is yours.
  • Alternatively, visit the POKE Page here on Facebook. That link takes you directly to the Pokes page. From there, you will find all recent pokes.

Hope this helps?

Update: This content was originally written in 2012 and since then, a lot has changed. Facebook mobile now works in similar manner as the app. As a matter of fact, using the Facebook app is often advised against using the mobile version of the page. Except you are still using a java phone or Symbian phone in this time and age.

Hope this helps?

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Samuel is a Tech Enthusiast who loves to explore everything that concerns Tech. Most of his explorations and guides, he shares via this platform. He studied Computer Science and prefers being simply called Sammy! 😉