The 👏 meaning is Clapping Hands. It is also known as Clap, Clapping, Golf Clap, Applause or Round Of Applause. The emoji shows two clapping hands. The fact that the emoji is clapping hands can be seen, among other things, the triangle around the hand on iOS and the strokes on Android. The variant of Samsung in this Emoji makes the clapping even clearer, here the palms are placed diagonally on top of each other. But in what context is the 👏 emoji used in WhatsApp and Facebook? The emoji is often used as praise “You did it well”. The emoji can also be used to say “You can do it”. This Emoji was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 and thus in the year 2010 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.