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The 21 Types Of Facebook Pokes

The Poke comeback is real, and you need to believe it.

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The Poke War

When to stop: Never, unless you're a wimp who is willing to flinch first. The beauty of the Facebook poke is that it's instantaneous. You don't need to refresh the page; it's like instant messaging, so you can engage in a poke war where you're constantly clicking the "Poke Back" button until one of you throws in the towel.

15. The Jealousy Trap Poke

Who to do it to: Your friend's boyfriend or girlfriend who you can't really relate to when you get drinks, but you want to show your friend you're "making an effort" to be friendly. Just be sure your friend KNOWS about this.


20. The Time Traveler From 2006 Poke

Why you do it: You've just gone through a space-time wormhole from 2006 and the poke is still very cool. You are very confused about why all your friends look older and are holding babies in their profile photos.

Katie Notopoulos is a senior editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Notopoulos writes about tech and internet culture is cohost of the Internet Explorer podcast.

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