Facebook pokes are back in 2024! Learn all about it and start poking your friends today

  1. Facebook’s “poke” feature, largely unchanged since 2004, is making a comeback, with a 13x increase in use.
  2. Poking sends a notification to a friend, with no other message or information included.
  3. The feature is only available for Facebook friends and cannot be used on other Meta-owned services.
  4. Facebook announced that more than 50% of pokes come from 18-29-year-olds.
  5. To poke someone, visit the pokes page and select “poke” next to a friend’s name.
  6. To prevent being poked, users can block the person who is poking them.
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