This emoji is a pointing left hand, which can be used to indicate direction, or to point something out. Read more
This emoji is not particularly popular, but it is used more often by younger age groups, such as teens and young adults. It is most commonly used on social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. This emoji is not considered rude, but it can be used to indicate sarcasm or irony.
The history of this emoji dates back to 2010 when it was first included in the Unicode Standard, which is a set of standards used to represent text and symbols across different platforms. Since then, the pointing left hand emoji has been included in almost every major emoji set, including Apple, Google, and Microsoft. It is used as a way to point out something or to indicate a direction.