WhatsApp: what it means and when to use the emoji of the hands together

Have you ever wondered what WhatsApp emojis really mean? Know here what you are sharing through the app.

WhatsApp what it means and when to use the emoji of the hands together
WhatsApp what it means and when to use the emoji of the hands together

What does this unique emoji mean? Here we tell you so you can avoid mistakes or confusion. WhatsApp continues to attract millions of users. Although it is blocked in some countries, through it you can send all kinds of documents, as well as photos, videos, GIFs, animated stickers and other types of details that are of great importance in a time where immediacy is real.

WhatsApp is currently developing its new feature called multi-device, which allows you to use the application on your computer or laptop without having your main cell phone with the app installed.

Likewise, it is expected that everyone can also use the tool that tends to choose if your contact can only see a photo or video once and then automatically delete himself.

Now other details are also striking, such as emojis. There are more than 500 emoticons in the messaging app, but one has been used by several people without really knowing its meaning in WhatsApp : it is the icon of the hands together.


If your friend or a family member used it to say that they are praying for you, they may have been wrong, since the emoji of the hands together in WhatsApp tends to express something else.

In order to know exactly what it is, we must turn to the encyclopedia of all emojis: it is Emojipedia.

According to the source, this icon is called Folded Hands in English and is used to refer to a greeting, especially a Japanese one or one from an Asian country. Several confuse to sentence, but that has been discarded.

Folded Hands or folded hands was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 under the name “Person with folded hands” and was added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.

Do you have a problem with WhatsApp? Do you need to report it? If you have any kind of problem, then you should write to your contact email: or . You can also make the same request from your iPhone through the exclusive service for iOS.

Now, if you need to make a general query, you can fill in the form using this link . There you just have to put your phone number, in addition to the code of your region, and then write your message after identifying yourself.

What is Whatsapp?

WhatsApp is a free application that offers messaging and calls in a simple, secure and reliable way, and it is available on phones all over the world. According to data from the beginning of 2020, it is the leader in instant messaging in much of the world; It has more than 2 billion users, surpassing other applications such as Facebook Messenger or Telegram.

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Written by Geekybar

Linguist-translator by education. I have been working in the field of advertising journalism for over 10 years.

For over 7 years in journalism. Half of them are as editor. My weakness is doing mini-investigations on new topics.


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