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“👍” meaning: thumbs up, like Emoji

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    Android 👍Minimum display requirements

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    Windows 👍Minimum display requirements

👍Meaning and Description

Introducing the universally recognized "👍" emoji, often referred to as the "Thumbs Up", "Like", or "Yes" gesture, is a symbol that embodies approval, agreement, and positivity. It displays a hand with the thumb pointed upward and other fingers folded inward. The hand symbol comes with a neutral skin tone by default, but users can choose from a range of skin-tone options.

The gesture can be traced back to ancient Rome, some sources suggest that the gesture was used to show death💀, while pressing someone's thumb down on their fist meant life. However, the meanings of these gestures have since been somehow reversed and are widely known as "OK" in the 20th Century. By the way, the first recorded positive association with the thumbs-up gesture was in 1917, in a book titled Over the Top📕 by Arthur Guy Empey.

The meaning behind the 👍emoji is predominantly positive, representing approval, agreement✔, or encouragement. In everyday chats and social media platforms like Facebook, the thumbs up emoji is a versatile gesture emoji for expressing a wide range of sentiments. You can use it to show that you like, agree with, or support a post, picture, or comment. The thumbs up emoji can also convey encouragement or congratulation to your friends or family members who have accomplished something or shared a significant experience.

💡Extended reading and popular science

The meaning of emoji symbol 👍 is thumbs up, it is related to +1, hand, thumb, up, it can be found in emoji category: "👌 People & Body" - "👍 Fisted 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: The current 👍 is a basic Emoji without variant symbols, and there are two Emoji variation sequences corresponding to it: 👍️ (emoji style, displaying colorful symbols on most new platforms) and 👍︎ (text style, displaying black and white symbols on some old platforms).
Wikipedia: 👍 Thumb signal
A thumb signal, usually described as a thumbs-up or thumbs-down, is a common hand gesture achieved by a closed fist held with the thumb extended upward or downward in approval or disapproval, respectively. These gestures have become metaphors in English: "The audience gave the movie the thumbs-up" means that the audience approved of the movie, regardless of whether the gesture was actually made. 🔗 Thumb signal
🌐: إشارة الإبهام, علامت شست, Pouce levé, זקיפת אגודל, Pollice alzato, サムズアップ, 엄지손가락 (제스처), Duim omhoog, Okay, Polegar (gesto), Tummen upp, 拇指手勢.

👍Examples and Usage

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🔸 If you do like this lesson, please give it a thumbs up👍.


🔸 👍 (1F44D) + emoji style (FE0F) = 👍️ (1F44D FE0F)
🔸 👍 (1F44D) + text style (FE0E) = 👍︎ (1F44D FE0E)

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👍Popularity rating over time

Date Range: 2018-12-02 - 2023-11-26
Update Time: 2023-12-02 17:53:55 UTC
👍and in the last five years, the popularity of this emoji has risen to a new level.In 2017 and 2018, the trend of its popularity converge.

👍Basic Information

Emoji: 👍
Shortname: thumbs up
Apple Name: thumbs up
Known as: Like | Thumbs Up | Yes
Codepoint: U+1F44D Copy
Shortcode: :+1: Copy
Decimal: ALT+128077
Unicode Version: 6.0 (2010-10-11)
Emoji Version: 1.0 (2015-06-09)
Categories: 👌 People & Body
Sub Categories: 👍 Fisted Hand
Keywords: +1 | hand | thumb | thumbs up | up

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