The Facebook poke has lost its relevance since Facebook started becoming more popular. Let’s be real, no one really knows the purpose of the poke icon. Some people use it to say hello, others to stalk strangers and some as an avenue to slide into someone’s DM.
According to The Next Web, Facebook is trying to bring new life into the feature by introducing a whole new set of “Greeting” options. The features which have began to be tested allow users to wave hello to, hug, wink, and high-five other users.
All you have to do is go to someone’s profile, find the hello button under his/her photo, hold it down, and select which greeting you’d like to send. Once you’ve selected and sent the greeting, an animation will appear on the recipient’s page.
The greetings are not yet available for everyone yet and Facebook is yet to confirm whether or not they will be rolled out.