High-Five Symbol [Emoji, Copy and Paste]

High-Five Symbol For You To Copy and Paste is 🙌

Emojis have become quite popular – they are frequently used in text messaging for the ease of not typing everything, and to clear out certain emotions that get missed in text. The high-five emoji is one of them. In itself, the act of high-five is not a complicated one, however, there stands a long debate on which emoji is for the high-five. A couple of emojis could classify as a high-five, but the meanings of each of them are vague for the general population. 

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That is why this article will aim to bust that high-five emoji myth to clarify which emoji is its rightful owner. 

High-Five Symbol 2024:


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All Symbols That Can Be Used For High-Five:

🙌, 🙏,✋,🙌🏼,👏,👍,🖐,🤝,👋,🤙

How To Use These Symbols? 

Copy and paste the high-five symbol in just one click. Just click on the high-five symbol copy button next to it and insert it anywhere.

Hands Folded Together Emoji – For a High-Five or Praying? 

What is a high-five to you? Two hands coming together at a time of excitement and celebration? Well, if it’s that simple then what is the confusion between these emojis? Much to your disappointment, there is no definite answer as to which emoji is for what. 

There is a massive confusion between the raised hand emoji and the folded hands emoji as to which one is for a high-five. For the longest time, the folded hands emoji was thought to be the praying emoji by users. Praying is mostly a subjective experience but, in many cultures, and religions, putting hands together involves some form of religious practice. This gesture is especially common in Asian countries and their belief systems. Hence, it is mostly practiced at the time of portraying ‘Namaste’, and ‘please’. ‘Thank you’ also often comes with this gesture. Therefore, for quite some time, users of emojis believed this to be for praying rather than a high-five emoji. 

This all went into mayhem until many users went on social media and talked about how they used the emoji for a high-five. They explained that when two people high-five, essentially two hands come together simultaneously. Two raised hands press against each other for it to be a high-five. That is why they believed that the folding hand emoji was for a high-five instead of praying. 

As a reply, Twitter users even backed their argument for it to be a praying hands emoji by searching on their emoji keyboard for the prayer emoji. To fuel their side of the story, the emoji of folded hands did appear for it to almost prove that they were right. Again, this led the argument to a standstill. 

So, is this emoji for a high-five or praying? 

Well, there is no definite answer. The world has now universally agreed to use the emoji interchangeably, according to whatever suits your needs and how you want to go about it. The meaning of the emoji differs culturally, hence, Emojipedia has given everyone the creative freedom to pick the usage of the emoji. 

Okay then, What’s the Story Behind the Raised Hand Emoji? 

The raised hand emoji is also seen as the one for a high-five. But, it also has the possibility of meaning a lot of other things, such as a stop sign or raising your hand. If you recall the signs and signals used by the traffic police, you’ll remember that the “stop” sign looks a lot like the emoji of a raised hand. On the other hand, when you need to raise your hand in class to speak, or just raise your hand anywhere to show your presence, the gesture looks a lot like the emoji. Then, how can it be used for a high-five? 

People argue that when you want to high five – or at least when you’re starting the process of it – you raise your hand first to give the cue to another that you’re raising your hand for a high five. Hence, virtually, when you’re having a conversation with someone, you could send this emoji to let the person know that you’re giving them a high five. 

So, is this emoji the one for a high-five? 

Yes, it is. Technically they all are! It just depends on the context and how you’re using it. In hindsight, you could use either. 

Alternatives to the High-Five Emoji

The third emoji that could possibly classify as a high-five is the two hands high five emoji. Though it does not look like a high five at first glance, it could mean somebody is passing on a double high five. Thus, this emoji, in particular, does portray lots of positive vibes and celebration as it pictures double enthusiasm. Its original meaning is “give me ten,” making it clear that it could be used for a double high-five at the time of immense commemorations. 

Alterations in the Emoji

Whether it be a raised hand or two folded hands, these emojis come in variations to be inclusive for all its users. They have different skin tones to ensure that everyone is a true representative of themselves when using the emoji, without feeling uncomfortable and left out. The emoji are in light, medium, and dark skin tones. 

If you’re wondering whether they look different on different devices and platforms like Apple, Samsung, or Facebook, then you don’t have to worry about that. They all look mostly the same, with a negligible difference. 

Hive Five Symbols on Mac and Windows 

Fortunately, these emojis don’t just exist on phones and their respective apps, but also exist on computer keyboards. So, if you’re using Mac or Windows, then you can still get a hold of these emojis quite easily. To get these emojis on either of these, all you have to do is remember certain keys that act as a shortcut to getting to the emoji keyboard on your computer. 

On Mac, go ahead and press control, command, and spacebar to get the emoji keyboard. Once you get there, either scrolls through the keyboard or type in the search bar “high-five” to get the desired emojis. 

On Windows, go ahead and press the Windows logo key as well as the period key to get the emoji keyboard. Here too, you have the choice to scroll through or simply search “high five” to get the emojis you’re looking for.