Prayer and high five emoji are widely used in every social media like Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram etc. Due to similarity, there is a huge confusion between Prayer and High Five. Users are really confused and serious about this issue.
So in this article, we will see a detailed explanation about the similarities and differences between these two emojis.
Confusion Between Prayer And High Five Emoji
People use this emojis on status, posts, messages and everywhere. They use it to show love, respect, humbleness, request and many more. So it is important for users to know which emoji they are really using.
The main problem is the two emojis are like two hands together and people pray like that and also do high five to each other. Things that we are going to tell you next may surprise you. According to the website Emojipedia, the Wikipedia of emoji meanings, hand emoji means praying. Though you may have used it as high five many times.
A senior emoji researcher at the website Emojipedia told that “It was intended to be folded hands of an individual, and not a high five”. The history behind this emoji is kind of responsible for this confusion.
According to an article written by Emojipedia, the folded hands emoji was merged from earlier designs of the emoji which featured a person in a pose with their hands folded, head bowed, and eyes closed, showing respect and humbleness which looked like this 🙏.
When Apple adopted the folding hand emoji they just removed the human figure and just left hands. In previous versions of Apple’s emoji, there were rays of light coming out from behind the hands, which some users saw as illustrating the clap coming from a high five where apple wanted to show this as some holy light or something coming from the power of prayer.
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In the year of 2015 apple removed the light rays coming from the back of hands and just left those folded hands. Two hands held out together with open palms facing up, in a slightly cupped manner. So this emoji is for praying hands.
High Five Emoji
However, in certain cultures, the emoji has other meanings as well, such as the Hindu greeting ‘namaste’. The Japanese word ‘itadakimasu’ commonly said before eating a meal. In South Asia, it is also used to seek pardon or forgiveness. So let us see which one is the high five. According to Emojipedia, “A hand held up showing its palm, may be used to mean stop, or as a high five, like this emoji ✋”.
Emojis play a huge role in showing our emotions through text messages and posts. Hope your confusion between 🙏 the praying hand emoji and ✋ high five emoji is gone. Now you can post them without any confusion and full of confidence also show respect and love all over the internet. If you still have any confusion, or you want to know more about Emojis, you can visit Wikipedia of emojis known as Emojipedia.