🙌 Meaning – Raising Hands Emoji


A person with two hands raised up in the air normally represents celebration or excitement. This emoji can stand for the interjection "Hurray!". Hands in the Air Emoji is also a way of telling your team mates "Give me ten!"; normally, this occurs when something very positive has happened and is typically observed when watching sports or other games played by people.

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

The Hands in the Air Emoji is a special symbol that looks like a picture (you may see empty box or "X" if unsupported), but really it's a text, so you can easily copy and paste 🙌 emoji. This trick works for most websites (Facebook, Twitter, forums, etc.) and messengers. You can easily paste any emoji into the message in your favorite application, whether it's WhatsApp, Skype or Snapchat - it will work. The only thing that displayed images are slightly different for iPhone, Android or Samsung Galaxy devices.

Raising Hands Emoji, Apple style
Hands in the Air Emoji, Google style
Raising Hands Emoji, Microsoft style
Hands in the Air Emoji, Samsung style
Browser / Native
Raising Hands Emoji, Twitter style
Hands in the Air Emoji, Emoji One style
Emoji One
Raising Hands Emoji, Facebook style
Facebook Messenger
Hands in the Air Emoji, LG style
ASCII Emoticon

Raising Hands Emoji details

Symbol to copy
Uncode codepoint
Unicode name
Raising Hands
People / Hands & Body
body, celebration, gesture, hand, hooray, raised
Windows Alt-code
Decimal HTML Entity
Hex HTML Entity
UTF-16 hex
0xD83D 0xDE4C
Unicode 6.0
2010 (see all emoji of 2010)

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How to type Hands in the Air Emoji

There are number of methods to type Raising Hands 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 Hands in the Air 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 ;-)

Raising Hands Emoji HTML-entities

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