Bear in mind if you would “poke” your pals on Fb to get their consideration, annoy them or simply begin a poke battle? Nicely, Fb is attempting to deliver again that have with some small updates to the poking function.

The corporate introduced on Tuesday that it just lately improved the platform’s strategies on who to poke and in addition made made it simpler to search out the poking page by means of search. Plus, Fb added the power to poke a buddy if you seek for them on the social community.

Fb says these small modifications have led to a 13x spike in poking up to now month. Regardless of a lot of them not being round for the preliminary surge of poking, younger customers are beginning to embrace the function, as Fb notes that greater than 50% of pokes are coming from 18 to 29 yr olds.

Poking is one among Fb’s oldest options, courting from the platform’s founding in 2004, however was tucked away within the navigation after it misplaced recognition. Fb by no means outlined what the concept behind poking was, and left it as much as customers’ interpretation, with some selecting to make use of it a method to flirt.

Now, the corporate is resurfacing the function across the social community’s twentieth birthday and framing it as a simple method to say “hello” to a buddy.

You is perhaps considering to your self, I haven’t poked somebody in over a decadewhy would I do it now? As a substitute, ask your self, why not?