✋ Meaning – Raised Hand Emoji


This emoji represents a raised hand showing the palm and it is part of the hand-gesture emoji group. It is used in different contexts but the most common are two: Hand Emoji can be seen as a gesture for indicating to stop or as a waving hand for saying hello or goodbye.

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

Hand Emoji, Apple style
Hand Emoji, Microsoft style
Raised Hand Emoji, Samsung style
Browser / Native
Raised Hand Emoji, Emoji One style
Emoji One
Hand Emoji, Facebook style
Facebook Messenger
Raised Hand Emoji, LG style
ASCII Emoticon

Hand Emoji details

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

✋ emoji variants

🌐 Hand Emoji translations

LanguageCLDR NameKeywords
Deutscherhobene HandHand
Françaismain levéefeuille, main
Русскийподнятая ладоньвверх, пальцы, рука
Españolmano levantadalevantada, mano
Italianomano alzataalzata, carta, mano
Portuguêsmão levantadamão erguida
Polskiwzniesiona dłońdłoń, stop, uwaga

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How to type Raised Hand Emoji

There are number of methods to type Hand 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 Raised Hand 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 ;-)

Hand Emoji HTML-entities

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