Did you know that the high five was invented in 1977? Mindblowing! Who would have thought that this critical form of communication was so new?
On Highlight, the high five made its debut a bit more recently, back in November, as a lightweight way to say hi and wish people a good day.
Since then we’ve had fun adding secret high fives (when you tap and hold the high five button), and custom high fives for a handful of users:
With our latest release we’ve added a new collection of secret high fives that show up only for certain people, or when you’re in certain locations. Here are a few you might find:
- The Lyft team can send and receive Lyft fist bumps
- Facebook employees can poke each other, and Googlers can google each other
- Path employees can send and receive beautifully designed high fives
- If someone is your significant other, you can give them a romantic high five or an air kiss from the next room
- Friends can tag each other, accidentally fist bump a high five, or just for fun, punch each other in the face
- In the Mission or Williamsburg you can give ironic high fives
- In Hawaii you can give a shaka, just like Rick Kane
- If someone has your name, you can give a same name high five
- Governors can give each other a Clinton thumb
- Arsenio Hall fans can (obviously) give each other a fist pump
- People who like Musical Theatre can give each other Jazz hands!
- Stanford alums can give each other a Go Stanford! while Cal alums can give each other a Beat Stanford!
Create your own
If you’d like to have your own custom high five that only you can do, let us know here and we will do our best to create it for you!
To access the secret high fives, you need to have the latest version of Highlight (for iOS or Android), then just tap and hold the high five button whenever you see it.