Facebook’s Messenger app is a popular and great way to connect with your friends and family for free. However, it’s sometimes a little confusing to use. And one tricky feature is being able to “wave” at someone. Don’t worry, though: We’re going to make it easy for you to know about how to Wave on Facebook!
Automatic Wace when Add a New Friend on Facebook:
When you add a new contact in Messenger, you’ll see a new message appear. Even if neither of you has said anything yet. Open this message and you will see a note from the app itself telling you that your new friend is waving at you (and the familiar yellow hand will display). Then it will automatically have the option to wave back. Just tap the second waving hand icon! This will only work one time, though. To wave at a longtime Messenger friend, you’ll have to use a trick …
Wave Anyone in your Contacts who is Active on Facebook:
To wave to someone you’ve talked to before, open Messenger. But don’t go to your Chats (the “speech bubble” icon in the lower-left). Instead, tap the middle icon that looks like two people, yes… yes that one! And you will switch to your Contacts tab. At the top of the screen, you can choose between Stories and Active; tap the Active button. Now you should see a list of all your friends who are currently active in the app. Assuming someone is listed that you’d like to wave to. Then tap the gray hand icon to the right of their name, and there you are! You’ve added a hand wave to your ongoing chat with that friend.
Use the Facebook Website to Wave:
If you’re using the actual Facebook website on a laptop or desktop computer (as opposed to the Messenger app on a phone). Then waving is even easier. A list of contacts will appear in a frame on the right side of the web page. There won’t be a hand icon at first. But if you move your mouse over someone’s name and hover there. Then the grey hand will appear. Click that hand and a happy yellow wave animation will appear in your chat with that friend.
You can even take back a Wave on Facebook:
If it’s been less than 10 minutes since you sent a wave mistakenly. Then don’t need to worry about it, you can undo it! Open the chat with the unfortunate wave and long tap (put your finger on the yellow hand and hold your finger there for a second or two). Now the option will appear to “Remove” the wave, which is followed by “Remove for everyone”. The wave should now disappear from both your chat window and your friends.
Emojis and Other Options:
There’s another way to spice up your new waving abilities: the “emoji” button. On either the Facebook website or the messenger app. Just open a specific chat window with a friend. There is an option in or around the text box that is a round smiley face. Tap or click that and a list of emojis will appear (on my phone I had to also switch from the “stickers” tab to the “emoji” tab.) Now you can add all kinds of facial expressions and hand gestures!
So, now you know you know about How to Wave on Facebook. I hope you like this article. Also, if you have any queries just let us know in the comments below. Have a Great Day!