How to Poke Someone on Facebook in 2023

Facebook is a popular social media platform with millions of users interacting every day. Poking someone is a simple yet effective way to engage with friends and family.

Here’s how to do it step-by-step:

  1. Navigate to the person’s profile by clicking their name or profile picture in your news feed or searching for them using the search bar at the top of the page.
  2. Once you are on their profile, scroll down until you find the "Poke" button and click it to poke the person.
  3. If they have disabled privacy settings that prevent others from poking them, send a friend request or use another method to get their attention.
  4. Monitor their response, and be respectful of their feelings. Avoid spamming them with too many pokes or messages.

Remember to follow these tips:

  • Use a different method if they have disabled the "Poke" button.
  • Be mindful of privacy settings and respect others’ wishes.
  • Avoid overusing the poke feature, as it can be seen as spammy or intrusive.


What happens when someone pokes you on Facebook?

When someone pokes you on Facebook, you will receive a notification that they have poked you. You can choose to ignore the poke or respond with a friendly poke back.

Can I turn off the poke feature on Facebook?

Yes, you can turn off the poke feature by going to your privacy settings and unchecking the box next to “Allow people to poke me.