How to Snap Your Fingers

It's classier than clapping for keeping rhythm, and you never know when it'll come in handy.


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You Will Need

  • Your hand
  • Your tongue
  • A bit of spit


  1. Step 1

    Decide which hand

    Decide which hand you want to use — we suggest your dominant hand, which is usually the hand you write with.

  2. Step 2

    Place middle finger & thumb together

    Place the tips of your middle finger and thumb together.

  3. It often helps to lick your middle finger.

  4. Step 3

    Rest ring finger & pinky against palm

    Let your ring finger and pinky rest against your palm.

  5. Step 4

    Swipe middle finger down

    Now quickly, swipe your middle finger down so that it hits the palm of your hand. At the same time, let your thumb pop up to meet your index finger.

  6. The harder you press your thumb and middle finger together, the louder the snapping noise will be.

  7. Step 5


    You should hear a solid 'snap'—the sound of your middle finger slapping against your palm. Congratulations! Now learn how to whistle and you’ll be a double threat.

  8. In some cultures, it’s considered rude to snap your fingers at someone.