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- Your OS is outdated and that might cause this problem, so updating should help.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
- Open Settings > select System > select Apps & features.
- Locate the Clipboard app and right-click on it.
- Select the Uninstall option.
- Restart your computer after the uninstallation process got completed.
Change the Clipboard setting
- Open the Settings app and go to the System section.
- Navigate to the Clipboard section and click on Settings.
- Now, select the Keep until I delete it checkbox.
Make sure that your keyboard is working properly
- Press the Windows key + S hotkey, type keyboard, and click on the relevant search result.
- Click the Keyboards and Languages icon.
- Select Change keyboards.
- Next, select your keyboard, and click Change.
Ensure that the “Other” keyboard is selected
- Press the Windows key + I to open the Settings app, and click on System & Security.
- Now, click on Keyboard from the right pane.
- You should see a list of all the keyboard options here. Locate the Keyboards option, and click to select the Other keyboard.
- Click on the (+) button next to the Emoji option.
- Now, you should be able to see the Hands and Clapping emojis.
Check your language and keyboard settings
- Go to Search, type Settings and open Settings app.
- Go to Time & Language section.
- Select Region option.
- Select Keyboards tab and select your keyboard from the list.
- 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
- Check if the keyboard is correctly connected
Try connecting your keyboard to a different USB port
- Try using a different keyboard
- Make sure that the keyboard is selected in the Input source menu
- Check if your keyboard is able to detect any key presses