A hand waving most commonly used to say “hello” or “goodbye”.
This emoji can be used to convey a sense of not being friends any more when used on WeChat in China.
Waving Hand was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 under the name “Waving Hand Sign” and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.
👋 Hand Wave
👋 Waving Hand Sign
The Waving Hand Sign emoji supports skin tone modifiers. A yellow (or other non-human) skin tone should be shown by default, unless an emoji modifier is applied.
Platforms without support for emoji modifiers display a missing symbol character (box with a cross, alien, or question mark in it) next to any modified emoji.