How To Poke Someone On Facebook 2023 (Step-by-step Guide)

Timothy Iyekowa
Timothy Iyekowa - Writer & Editor
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If you’re wondering whether you can still poke on Facebook, well you can but it isn’t exactly how you use to know it [poking from profile].

Poking someone on the social media app is one of the most important features back in the day, and everyone was poking for attention.

Since Facebook decided to remove the poke feature [on profile] for the new update, we’ll show you how you can use the poke on Facebook again.

In this article, you’ll learn how to poke someone on your Facebook friend list. You’ll be able to use your mobile or computer to poke your friends.

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What Does It Mean To “Poke” Someone On Facebook?

Poking someone on Facebook means that you’re trying to get their attention. When you poke, a notification will be sent to the person.

The notification will say that you’ve poked them, and they’ll have an option to ignore or poke you back.

If they poke you back it means you’ve gotten their attention, well if they don’t, it means that they’ve ignored you.

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How To Poke Someone On Facebook

It’s very easy to poke on Facebook, all you need is to go to the Facebook poke page, and send a poke to any friend. You can also use your mobile device to send a poke to a friend.

Poke A Friend On Facebook On Mobile

If you’re using any mobile device like an iPhone or Android phone, you can poke your friends from the app.

Step 1: Open Facebook

First, you’ll need to open the Facebook app on your Android or iPhone device, and then tap on the search icon at the top right corner.

Step 2: Search ”Poke”

From the search bar, you’ll need to search for “Poke.” Type “Poke” and tap on the search icon on your keyboard.

Step 3: Tap Pokes

From the search results, tap on “Pokes”. And you’ll be taken to the Facebook Poke page.

You’ll see people that have poked you first before the suggested people that you can poke.

If you don’t see the person you want to poke, you can use the search bar and search for their name, then tap on “Poke” next to their name.

If you have already been poked by a friend, you can poke them back by tapping “Poke Back.”

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Poke A Friend On Facebook [Computer]

If you’re using a Mac, Windows, Linux, or other computer systems, you’ll need to use the Facebook website to poke a friend.

Step 1: Open Facebook

Open your best web browser on your computer, and if you’re not already signed in, do so now. Then go to the Facebook Poke page with this link.

Step 2: Go To Poke Page

From the poke page, you’ll see people that have previously poked you, and you can poke them back.

In the suggestion section, you can poke any friend. If you don’t see the person, you can search for their name using the search box.

Step 3: Poke The Person

Once you find the person you’re looking for, you can poke them by tapping on the Poke button next to their name.


Poking at someone on Facebook is one way to get their attention. You can poke your friends or friends of friends on your mobile device or desktop.

To prevent the feature’s abuse [from poking everyone], Facebook only allows you to poke your friend list.

Once you poke someone, they’ll get a notification and see that you’ve poked them on the app.

If you don’t want anyone to poke you on the app, you can simply block them, or make sure they’re not your friend or friends of your friends.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you poke people on Facebook?

Yes, you can poke someone on Facebook from the poke page, but it’s exactly as it used to be. You’ll need to use the page and choose a friend you want to poke. You can poke your friends on Facebook or the friends of your friends.

How do I make poke on Facebook?

To poke on Facebook, you’ll need to go to the poke page, then tap on the “Poke” button next to the person’s name. And they’ll receive a poke notification with the option to ignore or poke you back.

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By Timothy Iyekowa Writer & Editor
As a seasoned content writer with 4+ years of experience in consumer technology, Timothy has been a dedicated author and editor at since its inception. Specializing in addressing user concerns, his articles offer effective solutions for Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac-related issues. Timothy's expertise also extends to crafting content about social media and various applications. Through his daily articles, he consistently aids users in overcoming their technology challenges.
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