Facebook tries to bring back Pokes on the down low
Facebook is up to its old tricks again, trying to reintroduce one of its original features — but like Mean Girls’ second-fiddle Gretchen Wieners trying to make fetch a thing, it’s just not gonna happen.
The social network is trying to bring back that slightly creepy, uncomfortably direct notification that you never quite understood: the Poke. The new feature, called Hello, is essentially a Poke in the form of a Wave, allowing users to notify one another that they’re feeling chatty, but don’t quite have the words for a full on post.
The new Hello feature was first spotted by The