Have you received a poke notification on Facebook?. How did you react when you received a poke from a stranger, Friends, Family, Relatives on your Facebook account? What is the meaning of poke on Facebook in actuality?
To answer this question we have done a review exercise to understand what does it mean in actuality and how the audience is reacting.
Overview of Facebook poke?
Facebook’s mission is to provide the best user experience in connecting people together globally just with an internet connection. They keep on updating its features based on the user experience be it GIFs, the marketplace, verified pages, relationship status, and everything which people can share with their Facebook friends in order to connect better with friends, real people, and real business.
Poke is an old feature in Facebook and pokes on Facebook means saying hello or showing interest as per the urban dictionary but unfortunately, it was not among the most used feature.
Because poke has a different meaning to an individual based on the person who pokes to an individual. As per the statistics, it founds that different people have a different perspective on Facebook poke.
In actual poke on Facebook was introduced back in 2007 and attracted a huge audience when it was new and later most user stops using the poke feature.
What does poke mean to different people?
Our group of friends did an exercise in the public area to understand what poke on Facebook mean to different people
And when we found the real facts we are shocked by the different perceptions of different people.
When we asked to share an experience on the Facebook poke to college students, all shouted it is a virtual flirt. But we asked about the individual feeling John and Rehana opened the facts.
John replied: I use to poke to grab attention from my Facebook friends and I also used to flirt a girl, audience laughed by clapping.
Rehana replied: I and my friend sandy used to poke each other, all it was fun what we were doing but later when I received a poke from John I feel uncomfortable and didn’t understand what he was trying to say in actual like is he trying to grab my attention or flirting because the logo of poke tells overall a different story.
John shouted by saying it’s a flit and friends laughed in loud. It sounds odd and fun according to who poke you said, Sushi Modi.
And again we asked the same question to an HR professional. Replied by saying I still confused why poke is still a thing on Facebook? Because it is no longer useful and outdated. In this 21st century who will use virtual language If I want to grab the attention of the opposite person then I simply send GIFs, emojis, words, etc instead of saying in a virtual language called poke. Sometimes it sounds creepy too because poke has a different meaning to different people said, Rose.
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When we heard all these facts we were shocked and also as per the statistics it shows that the number of people uses poke features has been significantly reduced. Earlier Poke icon used to locate on the top page just beside the message button or add friend button and now it is a hidden feature someone might feel difficult to find.
According to some reports poke feature will no longer be used. Developers may remove this feature permanently because it has not grabbed much attention and positive response from the audience.
And also the result shows there is a significant drop down in the number of users using the poke feature.
Cool ways to poke on Facebook?
Poke your friends on Facebook to grab attention or say “hello” virtually or make fun with your friends or flirt with your crush or girlfriend by sending a virtual message called poke.
Nowadays Facebook users finding difficulty in find poke feature in their accounts. So here we gonna show you how to poke your friends on Facebook.
- Open the browser and visit and https://www.facebook.com/pokes
- Log into your account.
- Search the friend name you want to poke, keep in mind the searched friend must be your Facebook friend to say hello or flirt virtually.
This way you can poke anyone in your friend list. You may not find someone to poke who are already on your friend list. That user may have turned off the poke feature for their account.
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How to view pokes and turn on or turn off the poke feature?
If you among the people to whom it sounds creepy when someone pokes you or you don’t want the send or receive pokes from one or more person then you simply dismiss the poke button for one or a group of friends.
Facebook has given complete access to our account to select the best feature to use or to block. According to this, you will be able to use or receive a notification from other Facebook users.
Steps to see the pokes:
- Click on your favorite browser to open.
- Visit pokes pages www.facebook.com/pokes.
- Log in to your Facebook account.
- Now you will be able to see pokes and suggested pokes.
Pokes mean your Facebook friends have poked you if you want to poke back simply click on the “Poke Back” button.
Suggested pokes mean Facebook is suggesting you poke to your Facebook friends who have not sent the poke to you ever.
Steps to dismiss the poke access:
- After visiting the pokes pages from your browser.
- Login into your account
- Once you logged in successfully you will see two categories. One is poking and the other one is suggested poke and also a search bar to find your friends.
- Now you can see who poked you to poke back you can click on the poke back button to dismiss the poke feature to that person simply click anywhere besides to user name or poke button.
- Then a pop-up will appear with more features called “View Profile”, “Poke Back”, “Message”, and “Dismiss Poke”. To block the user click on dismiss poke.
- Now you have successfully blocked sending poke or receiving poke from that person.
- In another way, you can simply search for your friend’s name. And then tap anywhere besides the friend’s name to get a pop-up and to dismiss poke for that particular person.
This way you can poke or block poke within your Facebook friends. Now it completely depends on you how you take poke on Facebook as per your comforts.
We thought of writing this topic because there was no much information on the Facebook help center about poke what does it mean so we have simply walked out and gathered information to understand what does it mean to people and what poke is in actuality as per the dictionary and found interesting facts behind and thought of sharing to the public everything about poke on Facebook.
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