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Folded Hands

Two hands placed firmly together, meaning please or thank you in Japanese culture. A common alternative use for this emoji is for prayer, using the same gesture as praying hands. It can also represent a respectful greeting or show of adoration many in Southeast Asian religions and cultures, such as the Hindu namaste or Buddhist añjali mudra.

Rarely used as a high-five, despite often being suggested as one by emoji keyboard search features. More about this emoji and its possible meanings.

A previous version of this emoji displayed a yellow burst of light behind the two hands on iOS. Android once showed a blob-character with closed eyes and folded hands.

Folded Hands was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 under the name "Person with Folded Hands" and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.