Alt Code Shortcuts for Hands Symbols

It is very common to use hands symbol on chat conversations for OK – ๐Ÿ‘Œ, thumbs up – ๐Ÿ‘, etc. Unicode has two types of hands symbols – emoji and normal code points. Emoji hand symbols are solid and colorful while normal symbols are like line diagram glyphs. You can insert these hands symbols on your Windows and Mac documents using alt code shortcuts for hands symbols.

Alt Code Shortcuts for Hands Symbols

Here is a complete list of alt code shortcuts for hands symbols. You can use “alt + decimal code” or “hexadecimal code + alt + x” shortcuts and insert the required hand symbols on Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other documents.

Hold one of the alt keys and then press the numbers one by one using numeric keypad on your keyboard. For example, hold Alt key and then type 9997 keys on the numeric pad will produce the writing hand symbol โœ.

Alt + Decimal CodeHexadecimal CodeSymbolSymbol Description
Alt + 1280701F446๐Ÿ‘†White Up Pointing Backhand Index
Alt + 1280711F447๐Ÿ‘‡White Down Pointing Backhand Index
Alt + 1280721F448๐Ÿ‘ˆWhite Left Pointing Backhand Index
Alt + 1280731F449๐Ÿ‘‰White Right Pointing Backhand Index
Alt + 1280741F44A๐Ÿ‘ŠFisted Hand Sign
Alt + 1280751F44B๐Ÿ‘‹Waving Hand Sign
Alt + 1280761F44C๐Ÿ‘ŒOk Hand Sign
Alt + 1280771F44D๐Ÿ‘Thumbs Up Sign
Alt + 1280781F44E๐Ÿ‘ŽThumbs Down Sign
Alt + 1280791F44F๐Ÿ‘Clapping Hands Sign
Alt + 1280801F450๐Ÿ‘Open Hands Sign
Alt + 1281701F4AA๐Ÿ’ชFlexed Biceps
Alt + 1285911F64F๐Ÿ™Praying Hands
Alt + 9754261Aโ˜šBlack Left Pointing Index
Alt + 9755261Bโ˜›Black Right Pointing Index
Alt + 9756261Cโ˜œWhite Left Pointing Index
Alt + 9757261Dโ˜White Up Pointing Index
Alt + 9758261Eโ˜žWhite Right Pointing Index
Alt + 9759261Fโ˜ŸWhite Down Pointing Index
Alt + 9994270AโœŠRaised Fist
Alt + 9995270Bโœ‹Raised Hand
Alt + 9996270CโœŒVictory Hand
Alt + 9997270DโœWriting Hand

Typing Hands Symbols on Documents

You can use the above shortcuts on Windows, Word, Mac and HTML documents.

On Windows Documents

  • As mentioned, use alt + decimal codes in the first column of the table to insert hands symbol on Word, PowerPoint and Notepad. However, you need to have separate numeric keypad for entering the decimal numbers.
  • Windows 10 has an emoji keyboard which you can access by pressing “Win + ;” keys on any applications. Search for the required symbol and insert the emoji.
Hands Emoji Symbols in Windows 10
Hands Emoji Symbols in Windows 10

Alt + X Shortcuts for Hands Symbols for Microsoft Word

Type the hexadecimal code in the second column of the table then press alt and x keys. For example, type 270C keys and hold Alt and press X keys to produce victory hand symbol โœŒ.

On Mac Documents

  • On Mac documents like Pages and Keynote, you can insert the hands symbols using option + hexadecimal codes. However, you need to change the input method to Unicode Hex Input and this method will only work for the 4 digits hex codes. For example, Option + 261D will produce the white up pointing index symbol like โ˜.
  • Similar to Windows 10, Mac also has an emoji keyboard called Character Viewer. Press, “Control + Command + Space” to open emoji keyboard. Type hand in the search box and choose the hand symbol from the results. Mac has additional skin tones for the hand emojis which you can select when clicking on the applicable symbol.
Emoji Hands Symbol in Mac Character Viewer
Emoji Hands Symbol in Mac Character Viewer

On HTML and Web Documents

  • On HTML documents, you can use decimal escape strings in the format &# 128070; or hexadecimal escape strings in the format &#x 9756; (use the codes without spaces).
  • If you want to use the hands symbols on CSS and JavaScript documents, use the hexadecimal codes in the format \1F4AA and \u1F4AA respectively. Below is an example of using CSS pseudo selector with list element to show handshake ๐Ÿค emoji.
li:before {

Inserting Hands Emojis on Facebook and Twitter

  • You can use the emoji picker from Facebook, Twitter and Skype to insert the hands symbols. However, these apps use their own encoding technology of the Unicode symbols. Hence, you will find the display is different on the apps compared to document or browser display.

Formatting Hands Symbols

Remember the symbols are also treated like text content. So you can make them bold, italic and change the colors.

By default most of the emoji hands symbols will be in yellow color. If the symbol is filled with the predefined color then you can’t change it. For those hands only with outline, you can change the color and size of the hand similar to any other text content.

Below are some of the modified hands symbols with bigger font size and background color.





Download Hands Symbol Shortcuts

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    • That is part of Unicode emoji symbol and you can’t change the color. Generally, emojis follow the character encoding of the applications.

    • It perfectly works on Word with Windows 10. If it is not working for you, Emoji keyboard to search and insert “OK Hand” symbol.


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