👏 Meaning – Clapping Hands Emoji


This emoji shows two yellow hands clapping together with sound lines rising out above them. The hands are facing left. This icon means clapping, applause, approval, a way of saying “bravo!”, or being in agreement. Clap Emoji is often used in succession with many more of this icon to create the illusion of clapping. It’s used when someone is proud of what the other person has said or done, or to congradulate them.

The Clapping Hands Emoji appeared in 2010, and now is mainly known as the Clap Emoji, but also may be reffered as the Hand Clap Emoji. Sometimes it is mentioned as the Applause Emoji.

Clap Emoji, Apple style
Clap Emoji, Microsoft style
Clapping Hands Emoji, Samsung style
Browser / Native
Clapping Hands Emoji, Emoji One style
Emoji One
Clap Emoji, Facebook style
Facebook Messenger
Clapping Hands Emoji, LG style
ASCII Emoticon

Clap Emoji details

Symbol to copy
Uncode codepoint
Unicode name
Clapping Hands
Smileys & People / Body
clap, hand, body
Windows Alt-code
Decimal HTML Entity
Hex HTML Entity
UTF-16 hex
0xD83D 0xDC4F
Unicode 6.0
2010 (see all emoji of 2010)

👏 emoji variants

🌐 Clap Emoji translations

LanguageCLDR NameKeywords
Deutschklatschende Händeapplaudieren, Beifall, Hände, Klatschen
Françaisapplaudissementsbravo, mains
Русскийаплодисментыдвижение, жест, овация, рука, хлопать
Españolmanos aplaudiendoaplaudir, manos, palmas, señal
Italianomani che applaudonoapplaudire, applauso, mani
Portuguêsmãos aplaudindoaplauso, mãos, sinal
Polskiklaskaniebrawa, klaskać, oklaski

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How to type Clapping Hands Emoji

There are number of methods to type Clap Emoji. Easiest way is to copy & paste, but other methods, like windows alt-codes and HTML-entities (for web sites) are also popular enough.

You may use this Copy and Paste Emoji List to copy/type emoji one-by-one or this Online Emoji Keyboard to write all your message at one time and copy it when finished.

Copy and paste 👏 emoji

It's very easy to get Clapping Hands Emoji both on computer and mobile without any emoji keyboard installed. All you need is to select, copy and paste this symbol: . Select this like a regular text, and copy to the clipboard. After doing that, switch to another website or application and paste emoji using context menu or keyboard. Hint: use Ctrl/Cmd+C keys to copy, and Ctrl/Cmd+V to paste emoji.

Even if emoji symbol or smiley looks like a black square or question mark, it most probably will be converted into appropriate image by web site or application where you paste it.

To avoid misunderstandings, first carefully read 👏 meaning and look at 👏 pictures before sending it to somebody: some emoji don't mean what you think they mean ;-)

Clap Emoji HTML-entities

HTML entites are intended for using on websites. You can put Clapping Hands Emoji html entity code in decimal or hexadecimal form right in your message, and it will be translated into graphical representation of Clap Emoji after you submit.

👏 emoji Alt-codes for Windows

It's easy to type emoji or any other Unicode character with code value up to U+0ffff by it's alt-code in MS Windows. Here are instructions.

  1. Press and hold Alt key on keyboard.
  2. Hit the Plus (+) button on numeric keypad.
  3. Type the hexadecimal Unicode value digit-by-digit
  4. Now release the Alt key and you'll see your character.

Note 1. This method works only for unicode codepoints U+0ffff and bellow.

Note 2. If this trick does not work, you should check some settings in your Windows Registry. If you don't know what the Registry is, please don't try this! Run regedit.exe and navigate to the HKEY_Current_User/Control Panel/Input Method branch. Add EnableHexNumpad key with type of REG_SZ and set it to "1". You may need to log off and back on to enable this input type.

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