How To Wave On Facebook: Easy Way For Desktop & Mobile Users

how to wave on facebook

One of my non-techie friend asked me yesterday about how to wave on facebook and I just wondered, really you don’t know how to do that! And he was like yes, I really don’t know! Then I thought of having a resaerch on it.

While I was doing the keyword research I found that there are thousands of people searching on internet about how to wave people in facebook. So, I decided to make a detailed article to teach you how to wave on facebook.

And do you know that Facebook waving hand is a cool symbol to start a conversation with someone?

How To Wave On Facebook Using Desktop

You can follow the simple steps given below to wave someone on Facebook(desktop):

How To Wave On Facebook: Easy Way For Desktop & Mobile Users

Step 1: Open Facebook, enter your username and password to log in and go to the Home page.

Step 2: Find the ‘Chat’ option on the right side of the page. If the chat window is minimized, maximize it.

Step 3: Those who are online will be shown with a green dot beside their name. Bring your cursor above their name.

Step 4: As the Wave sign appears beside their name, click on it.

As soon as you will click on the wave icon, the wave will be sent to the selected facebook user.

Tip: You get a default prompt to wave someone while you are texting a new friend the first time. You can see the wave prompt in the new chat window.

Note: You cannot wave a person until he/she is in your friend list.

How To Wave On Facebook Messenger (Mobile)

You can follow the simple steps given below to wave someone on Facebook Messenger (mobile):

Step 1: Open the Facebook Messenger app.

Step 2: In the next section, locate ‘People’ at the bottom of the screen.

Step 3: Here, choose ‘Active’ from the screen top, and you will be able to find which friends are online at this time.

Step 4: Tap on the Wave button beside the name of the person and it’s done.

Following the above steps, you can easily wave someone on facebook.

How to Wave back on Messenger App

You can follow the steps given below to wave back someone on messenger:

Step 1: Open the chat window in messenger.

Step 2: A yellow hand will appear saying that “XYZ is waving at you” and “Tap to wave back”.

Step 3: Tap the yellow waving hand icon to wave back.

Step 4: You will now see a message that “You and XYZ (the other person) waved at each other”.

How to delete a wave on facebook messenger

Do not worry if you have waved at someone mistakingly, you can delete it or undo a wave easily.

But the main thing to note here is that you can delete a wave only within the 10 minutes of a wave send to someone.

Steps to delete a wave on facebook messenger:

Step 1: Long Press on the wave sent.

Step 2: Click On Remove and select delete for everyone.

That’s it, the wave will be successfully removed after you will follow these two steps.

No Wave Icon In Messenger 2020

We have seen facebook always making some changes to improve the user experience. Likewise, in a major change to facebook messenger app in 2020, we can see that the facebook have removed the wave option from messenger.

However, we do not know the exact reason behind facebook doing so but yes there is no wave icon in Facebook messenger 2020.

But, you can wave someone you want to using the facebook desktop using the steps mentioned in the above subheadings.

I hope, all of your doubts about How to wave on facebook are solved now.

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