WhatsApp: what is the true meaning of the emoji of the hands together?

One of the most used emoticons on the WhatsApp platform is the one that shows two hands together; however, it may not mean what you think.

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Currently, it is very common to replace words or phrases with an emoji that expresses exactly what you want to say. WhatsApp has made its catalog of emoticons available to everyone where it is clear what is meant, such as happiness, sadness, dream, etc. However, there are many people who do not know what they really want to express. Find out in the following paragraphs.

One of the many WhatsApp emojis that we use in our chats is that of the hands together. This icon, which is available on both Android and iOS, is depicted with two yellow hands firmly placed together.

Surely many have used the emoji of the hands together to express that they are praying or praying for a specific reason, and even others say “high five” when they see it on WhatsApp, but in reality it also has another meaning that perhaps you had not imagined.

According to Emojipedia, the true meaning of the clasped hands emoji is not related to prayer or praying for someone, but is actually a sign to say “thank you” or “please.” In the case of Japanese culture, these hands are used to apologize.

The popular WhatsApp emoji was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015. It is important to note that despite having the same encoding, each platform can vary the design of each emoji to suit their operating system or Interface.

WhatsApp how to send photos and videos that are deleted after the recipient opens them?
WhatsApp has just received an update that brings with it one of the most anticipated functions by users. The beta version of the app, available on Android devices , already allows you to send photos and videos that are automatically deleted after the receiver opens them.

As detailed by Wabetainfo, beta testers who download version of WhatsApp will be able to use this tool. It is worth mentioning that other services, such as Snapchat, have already had it for some time.

What do you think?

Written by Leena Wadia

Linguist-translator by education. I have been working in the field of advertising journalism for over 9 years.


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