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Quick Guide on How to Wave on Facebook – Messenger / Website

Facebook is a great way to connect with old friends and even make new friends. However, it can be a bit confusing for people who are not used to it. With continuous updates and features, it is common not to know some of the app’s features. One such feature is the “wave” emoji.

What is a Wave on Facebook? It is a hand wave emoji that you can send to someone and start a conversation, like saying “hi.” Let’s see how to wave on Facebook app or messenger or portal.

How to Wave on Messenger?

If you are new to Messenger, the app will send you a notification stating that you can “wave” your Facebook friends who are on Messenger. The Facebook waving emoji is available on Messenger, and you can use it by following these simple steps.

1. Open the Facebook Messenger app on your mobile phone. If you do not have the app, then you can download it from PlayStore. If you are an iOS user, you can get the app from the App Store.

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2. After opening the app, search for the option “People” on your screen. You can find this option at the bottom right corner.

3. By clicking on the “People” option, you can get a list of all your friends who are active or online on Facebook at the moment.

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4. For waving at any of your friends, you can select the waving emoji located besides the name of the person. By selecting the “wave” option, you can directly send a “wave” to the person.

How to Wave Back on Messenger?

If you want to wave back at a person on Messenger, then follow these steps.

1. Open the chat of the friend who has sent a “wave” emoji at you.

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2. You can now see a hand emoji of yellow color appearing on your screen with a quick message “_ (your friend) is waving at you.”

3. Click on the “Tap to wave back” option on the screen to send a “wave” emoji to that person. You can find this option at the bottom of the screen.

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How to Wave at Someone on Facebook App?

If you are using the Facebook app, then you would have to follow some other steps for waving at your friends. Here are the steps that will help you to wave at your friends.

1. Open the Facebook app on your phone. You can easily download this app from PlayStore or App Store and then launch it. After installing the app, log in by using your email id or phone number and password.

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2. After opening the app, you have to select the three horizontal lines you can find on the screen’s top right corner.

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3. After clicking on the option, a menu will appear on your screen. From this menu, you have to select the “Messenger” option.

4. If you cannot see this option, click on the “See More” option and get “Messenger” there.

5. After clicking on Messenger, select the “People” option and then click on “Active.” Here you would be able to see your friends who are online at the moment.

6. Select the person you want to “wave” and then tap on the “wave” button located at the bottom of the screen. A “wave” emoji will be sent to the person.

How to Send a Wave on Facebook Website using Desktop?

If you are using Facebook on desktop, then you have to follow the below steps for waving at your friends from the website.

1. Log in to your Facebook account by opening the Facebook website. Go to the “Home” section of the page.

2. Search for the “Chat” option on the screen. You can find it on the right-side panel of the screen.

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3. By clicking on the “Chat” option, you can see the names of people who are online. Move your cursor to the person at whom you want to “wave.”

4. By moving your cursor on the person’s name, you can see a “Wave” sign on your screen. Select the sign, and a “wave” will be automatically sent to the person.

How to Delete a Wave on Facebook Messenger?

If you have accidentally sent a wave to someone on Facebook and are wondering how to delete Wave in Messenger, follow these simple steps.

1. You can undo Wave Facebook within 10 minutes. First, go to the accidental wave chat.

2. Tap and long press on the wave for a few seconds. You will see a small menu on your screen.

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3. Select the “Remove” option from the menu. Now, select the “Remove for everyone” option, and your wave will get deleted.


Can you still Poke on Facebook?

Yes, the Poke feature is still available on Facebook. Click on search icon > search “Poke” > select the Friend you want to poke and click on the Poke icon available next to your friends name.

How to turn off Wave in Messenger?

As of now, there is no option to turn off the Wave in Facebook. However, if you send wave on Facebook accidentally to someone you can undo it quickly before they saw.


Wave on Facebook Messenger is quite popular as it has become a medium to start conversations without sending any text. Here, we have covered all the methods by which you can send a “wave” emoji to your friends. Sometimes you will get an automatic wave if you added a new contact without anyone initiating it. Besides that, if you have accidentally sent a “wave” to someone, you can even delete it. The steps are pretty simple and will help you in getting used to the “wave” feature.

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