👋 Meaning – Waving Hand Emoji


The image of a raised hand with lines on each side of it to simulate motion is the emoji symbol for a greeting. Waving Hand Emoji refers to the act of waving your hand to someone in greeting or goodbye. This emoji stands for the expressions “Hello!” or “Good bye!” or “I wish you a good trip/journey!”.

The Waving Hand Emoji appeared in 2010, and also known as the Slap Emoji. Sometimes it is mentioned as the Hello Emoji.

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

Waving Hand Emoji details

Symbol to copy
Uncode codepoint
Unicode name
Waving Hand
Smileys & People / Body
hand, wave, waving, body
Windows Alt-code
Decimal HTML Entity
Hex HTML Entity
UTF-16 hex
0xD83D 0xDC4B
Unicode 6.0
2010 (see all emoji of 2010)

👋 emoji variants

🌐 Waving Hand Emoji translations

LanguageCLDR NameKeywords
Deutschwinkende HandHand, Winken
Françaissigne de la maincoucou, main
Русскиймашет рукойвзмах, привет, приветствие, рука
Españolmano saludandoagitar, mano, saludar, saludo
Italianomano che salutamano, salutare
Portuguêsmão acenandoaceno, mão
Polskimachająca dłoń

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How to type Waving Hand Emoji

There are number of methods to type Waving 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 Waving 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 ;-)

Waving Hand Emoji HTML-entities

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