emoji 👋 waving hand svg

“👋” meaning: waving hand, goodbye Emoji

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  • 2.2+

    iOS 👋Minimum display requirements

  • 4.3+

    Android 👋Minimum display requirements

  • 8.0+

    Windows 👋Minimum display requirements

👋Meaning and Description

The "Waving Hand" emoji (👋) is a pictographic representation of a human hand waving, typically used to signal greetings, goodbyes, or to acknowledge someone's presence. This emoji features an open hand with fingers spread apart and some curved motion lines, usually appearing in a skin-tone color with variations to accommodate user preferences. While the general design is consistent across platforms, some differences may be observed, such as in the shape, the curve of the fingers, and the thickness of the motion line.

People frequently use it to initiate conversations, as well as to end them on a positive note. On social media platforms like Twitter, users may include the emoji in their posts or replies to acknowledge others or to draw attention to a specific point. The emoji also sees widespread use in more playful contexts, such as when users jokingly "wave" at a friend they haven't spoken to in a while, or when they acknowledge a situation that they're stepping away from. Common usages include greeting someone (e.g., "Hey 👋"), bidding farewell (e.g., "Goodbye 👋"), or acknowledging a message (e.g., "Thanks for the info 👋").

The historical and cultural significance of the "Waving Hand" emoji lies in its representation of a universal gesture used to communicate greetings or farewells across various cultures. As part of the broader emoji language, it helps convey non-verbal cues in digital communication, offering a warm and approachable tone to messages. The image of the waving hand is deeply rooted in human social interaction, as the act of waving has been a way to communicate from a distance throughout history.
💡Extended reading and popular science

The meaning of emoji symbol 👋 is waving hand, it is related to hand, wave, waving, it can be found in emoji category: "👌 People & Body" - "🖐 Open Hand".

👋 is an Emoji modifier base, it can be used as a single Emoji, and can also be combined with the skin tone Emoji modifier to form a new Emoji. There are 5 types of Emoji modifiers, namely: 🏻, 🏼, 🏽, 🏾, 🏿. 👋 is combined with these skin tone Emoji modifiers to form new Emoji modifier sequences. The following are examples of the combination:

👋Examples and Usage

🔸 See you my friend👋.
🔸 He talks loudly and fast, and waves his hands👋 about a lot when he gets excited.

👋Basic Information

Emoji: 👋
Shortname: waving hand
Apple Name: waving hand
Known as: Goodbye | Hand Wave | Hello | Waving
Codepoint: U+1F44B Copy
Shortcode: :wave: Copy
Decimal: ALT+128075
Unicode Version: 6.0 (2010-10-11)
Emoji Version: 1.0 (2015-06-09)
Categories: 👌 People & Body
Sub Categories: 🖐 Open Hand
Keywords: hand | wave | waving
Proposal: L2/07‑257, L2/09‑026

👨‍💻Unicode Information (Advanced Usage)

👋Trend Chart

👋Popularity rating over time

👋 Trend Chart (U+1F44B) - emojiall.com 100 75 50 25 0 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 👋 www.emojiall.comemojiall.com
Date Range: 2019-04-14 - 2024-04-14
Update Time: 2024-04-18 17:52:13 UTC
The early popularity of emoji 👋 was very low, almost zero.and in the last five years, the popularity of this emoji has undergone several large changes.In 2017-12-31, the trend of its popularity rate began to rise.

👋Combos and Memes

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