Troubleshooting emoji hands clapping Errors

If your hands are stuck clapping, you may not be able to type emoji hands clapping on Windows 10 or 11.
Many users reported a similar issue on Microsoft forums.
> The emoji (hands clapping) keeps popping up when I type it, whether I > type the emjoi symbol or not. I can’t delete it or copy and paste it.

  • The emoji hands clapping error prevents you from sending messages on WhatsApp and Snapchat.
  • Some users reported that their emoji keyboard is not working.
  • Your OS is outdated and that might cause this problem, so updating should help.
  • Clearing your cache and data will solve this problem, so run through our steps.

Check for the Clipboard issue

  1. Open Settings > select System > select Apps & features.
  2. Locate the Clipboard app and right-click on it.
    Locate the Clipboard app and right-click on it.
  3. Select the Uninstall option.
  4. Restart your computer after the uninstallation process got completed.

Change the Clipboard setting

  1. Open the Settings app and go to the System section.
  2. Navigate to the Clipboard section and click on Settings.
  3. Now, select the Keep until I delete it checkbox.
    Now, select the Keep until I delete it checkbox.

Make sure that your keyboard is working properly

  1. Press the Windows key + S hotkey, type keyboard, and click on the relevant search result.
  2. Click the Keyboards and Languages icon.
    Click the Keyboards and Languages icon.
  3. Select Change keyboards.
  4. Next, select your keyboard, and click Change.

Ensure that the ÔÇťOther” keyboard is selected

  1. Press the Windows key + I to open the Settings app, and click on System & Security.
  2. Now, click on Keyboard from the right pane.
    Now, click on Keyboard from the right pane.
  3. You should see a list of all the keyboard options here. Locate the Keyboards option, and click to select the Other keyboard.
  4. Click on the (+) button next to the Emoji option.
  5. Now, you should be able to see the Hands and Clapping emojis.

Check your language and keyboard settings

  1. Go to Search, type Settings and open Settings app.
  2. Go to Time & Language section.
  3. Select Region option.
    Select Region option.
  4. Select Keyboards tab and select your keyboard from the list.
  5. Go to the Input languages section and check if you have Emoji as an input language.

Make sure that you are using the correct keyboard layout

  1. Check if the keyboard is correctly connected
    Try connecting your keyboard to a different USB port
  2. Try using a different keyboard
    Try using a different keyboard
  3. Make sure that the keyboard is selected in the Input source menu
  4. Check if your keyboard is able to detect any key presses
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