If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands! Show approval or praise, send the Clapping Hands emoji to let everyone know what you mean! This emoji shows two hands facing each other with small rays to represent the clapping action. Some users create a border using the clapping hands to literally convey a round of applause emoji.
As with the default clap emoji, this emoji is often used to show joy, pride, or surprise. Members of Gen Z, or Generation Z, have given a new meaning to the other word “clapped.” What does “clapped” mean this time around? Clapped is a slang term, it means to destroy or take down. This term is most often used in video games and other sports.
The clapping emoji appears in various skin tone variants: Light Skin Tone Clapping Hands emoji, Medium-Light Skin Tone Skin Tone Clapping Hands emoji, Medium Skin Tone Skin Tone Clapping Hands emoji, Medium-Dark Skin Tone Clapping Hands emoji, and Dark Skin Tone Clapping Hands emoji.
Clapping Hands is a fully-qualified emoji as part of Unicode 6.0 which was introduced in 2010.
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