Receiving a poke may mean a friend wants to start a conversation, or it can be a simple “Hello.” You can see who has poked you recently from your Facebook page or, if you enable notifications, directly in your email.
Seeing Pokes on Facebook
If you’re on the Facebook website when you receive a poke, a notification will pop up in the corner of the screen as soon as you’re poked. If you aren’t on at the time, you can find pokes in the Notifications list by clicking the globe icon.
You’ll also see “Pokes” in your list of apps with the number of received pokes next to it. Click the app to see who poked you.
Facebook Poke Notifications
If you want to get an email every time you’re poked, open your Facebook Account Settings and click “Notifications.” Click “Edit” on the Email line and select “All notifications, except the ones you unsubscribe from.” Press the “Turn On” link next to Pokes.
Can I get a poke back after I remove it on Facebook?
Once you remove a poke from your pokes page, you can’t get it back. Bear in mind that you can’t be poked by the same person unless you poke them back or remove their poke first.