☝ Meaning – Index Pointing Up Emoji


This emoji is part of the hand-gesture emoji group. It shows a hand with the index pointing up. This gesture has different meanings so the emoji can be found in different contexts. Index Pointing Up Emoji can indicate someone raising his/her hand to make a question or simply a hand indicating something on top, specially the profile picture o status that is found on text services.

Index Pointing Up Emoji is also known as a Finger Pointing Up Emoji.

Index Pointing Up 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 Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Skype, Viber, Snapchat, SMS and any other website, messenger or application, but emoji pictures are slightly different for iPad/iPhone, Android, and Samsung Galaxy devices.

Index Pointing Up Emoji, Apple style
Index Pointing Up Emoji, Google style
Index Pointing Up Emoji, Microsoft style
Index Pointing Up Emoji, Samsung style
Browser / Native
Index Pointing Up Emoji, Twitter style
Index Pointing Up Emoji, Emoji One style
Emoji One
Index Pointing Up Emoji, Facebook style
Facebook Messenger
Index Pointing Up Emoji, LG style
ASCII Emoticon

Index Pointing Up Emoji details

Symbol to copy
Uncode codepoint
Unicode name
Index Pointing Up
People / Hands & Body
body, finger, hand, index, point, up
Windows Alt-code
Decimal HTML Entity
Hex HTML Entity
UTF-16 hex
Unicode 1.1
1993 (see all emoji of 1993)

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How to type Index Pointing Up Emoji

There are number of methods to type Index Pointing Up 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 Index Pointing Up 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 the ☝ meaning and look at ☝ pictures before sending it to somebody.

Index Pointing Up Emoji HTML-entities

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