How to View “Pokes” on Your Facebook App
Are the once-popular Facebook “pokes” making a comeback? Find out if anyone has been poking you lately on Facebook Mobile
Before we had dating apps like Tinder or OkCupid, Facebook’s “poke” function let users get the attention of others in its own unique way. For many, poking someone on Facebook was considered a form of harmless flirtation, and an expression of interest, similar to swiping right on Tinder—the person you’ve poked will know you’re interested in some way, but nothing beyond that. They might respond, they might not. But, regardless, poking was a surefire way for a user to let their interest be known!
As Facebook grew, the poking function became more bothersome than useful, until the Facebook “poke” reached an almost ironic, cutesy stage, where people would “poke” each other for the sake of being funny. While we don’t know what sort of social status poking someone holds these days, we can tell you that the poking function has been relegated to the world of Facebook apps, which many people rarely check.
Two Ways to Check Your Pokes
If you’re looking to check your Facebook pokes, the first option is to open the Facebook app, and go all the way to the bottom of the screen, where you can click the “More” button. Then, go to the “Apps” button, and click again. Unless Pokes is one of your more frequently used apps, this is where it will appear. If you tend to use the app frequently, it may appear on the list of options when you initially click “More,” maybe even showing up next to one of Facebook’s more favored apps right now, “On This Day.”
Once found, click the Pokes app, and there you are—you’ll be able to see who has poked you recently, whom you’ve poked, and Facebook’s suggestions for who you should poke! For example, if you look at a friend’s page often, the Poke app will probably suggest you give this person a quick “poke.”
The second way to check your pokes is to simply go to the search bar at the top of the Facebook Mobile app, and type in “Pokes.” This should take you to the app itself, which will offer you the same options as the method described above.
Don’t Poke an Eye Out!
Have you been poking anyone lately? While some users may find this Facebook feature downright obnoxious, others may still find it cute, or even flirtatious! Do you want to find out where you stand in the realm of Facebook pokes? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, and see what other users are thinking!