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πŸ™Œ Raising Hands emoji

[rey-zing hands ih-moh-jee]

What does Raising Hands emoji πŸ™ŒΒ mean?

The raising hands emoji depicts two raised hands, palms up, with lines above them, implying motion.

It's used in a celebratory way, to express joy, pride, or surprise (the good kind).

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πŸ–– Vulcan Salute emoji, πŸ™ Folded Hands emoji, βœ‹ Raised Hand emoji, on fleek, wepa

Where does πŸ™Œ Raising Hands emoji come from?

Rooted in the idea of “give me ten!” (slapping your two palms against someone else’s), the raising hands emoji was originally approved asΒ part ofΒ Unicode 6.0Β in 2010 under the name β€œPerson Raising Both Hands in Celebration.” This wooot-filled emoji was added toΒ Emoji 1.0Β in 2015.


Examples of πŸ™Œ Raising Hands emoji

He embraced the meme πŸ™Œ
ucksaucedady, October, 2018
The world needs more people like this. πŸ™Œ
@stalley22, October, 2018
Last day before the real HOLIDAY season begins πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ
@Switz, October, 2018

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Who uses πŸ™Œ Raising Hands emoji?

Two raised hands are often used to signal a “congratulations!” or “we did it!”

TheΒ raised handsΒ emoji then is used in posts and texts that relate to a victorious personal moment, a sports win, or a moment of pride.

It’s used to express solidarity and approval:

It’s also used in moments of anticipation and inspiration:

The raised hands emoji is often paired with the clapping hands and other emoji to show approval and pride in someone else’s work, as though you’re giving them a double-high-five, a.k.a. high-ten:

And occasionally, it’s used in a way to express more spiritual sentiments:

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