How to Poke Someone on Facebook 2021

Facebook allows you to poke your friends or friends of your friends.

Remember that if you poke someone, they will get a notification about it and have the option to poke back at you. And if they poke you back, you can poke them back again. 

You and your friend can repeat this as many times as you like.

Here are the steps to poke. In addition, you will find in this post how to dismiss a poke. Here, I am using a PC, Android, and iPhone.

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How to Poke Someone on Facebook (PC)

Log in to your Facebook account.

Type pokes in the search box at the top left. Hit the Enter key.

Pokes appear in the search results. Click on it.

You can now see your friends. You can also search for friends using the search box.

Under the Pokes section, you’ll find the pokes you’ve received.

Click the Poke button next to the friend’s name you want.

That’s it.

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How to Poke Someone on the Facebook App (Android or iPhone)

Open the Facebook app.

Hit the Search icon in the top right.

Type pokes in the search box. Hit the Search key.

Pokes appear in the search results. Tap on it.

You can now see your friends on the Pokes screen. You can also search for friends using the search box.

Under the Pokes section, you’ll find the pokes you’ve received.

Hit the Poke button next to the friend’s name you want.

That’s all.

Here’s an alternate way to reach the Pokes screen:

Open the Facebook app.

Hit the Menu (three horizontal lines) at the top if you’re on Android or bottom if you’re on iPhone.

Hit Settings & Privacy > Settings > Access Your Information > Your Activity Across Facebook.

Tap Pokes.

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How to Dismiss a Poke on Facebook (PC, Android and iPhone)

In the Pokes section, locate the poke you want to dismiss. Using the steps above, you can access the Pokes section.

Hit it once you find it.

The option Dismiss Poke is now available. Hit it.

Notes:

  • By dismissing the poke, you remove it permanently.
  • A friend can’t poke you again unless you remove their poke first or poke them back.
  • To stop someone from poking you, block them.

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