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Gen Zers are using simple gesture to tell themselves apart from Millennials

Gen Zers are using simple gesture to tell themselves apart from Millennials

This is actually really clever.

It’s no secret that there are a slew of cultural differences between Gen Z and Millennials. 

The older counterparts swear by high-waisted skinny jeans, motivational Tumblr quotes and cute Instagram captions, whilst the younger of the bunch call Millennial choices 'cheugy' and instead opt for low-waisted cargo pants, Instagram ‘photo dumps’ and are somewhat addicted to TikTok.

But now, there’s an even easier way that Gen-Zers can tell themselves apart from Millennials, and it’s all thanks to one little hand gesture. Check it out:

In the video, which was posted by @zoii.tsa on TikTok, has racked up an impressive 3.9m views and shows Zoë asking cafe staff members to complete a heart hand sign in an attempt to fish out the Millenial.

Using her middle and index finger to make half of a heart, the majority of her fellow co-workers completed the heart with the same finger formation.

However, one member of staff used her index finger and thumb to join the hearts together, suggesting that she is the Millennial of the group.

Meanwhile, TikTokers from both generations headed to the comments section to react to the differences in gesture. 

Gen-Zers have a secret hand gesture.

One Millennial wrote: “The Gen Z way is so awkward,” while another added: “My fingers don’t even fold the Gen Z way – too old.”

“The millennial is the only one doing it correctly,” someone else added, while another person wrote: “And that's why she's the manager. Does it properly.”

Elsewhere in the comments, another Millennial stated how they’ve been trying out the Gen-Z hand gesture in order to blend in with their younger counterparts.

They said: “Not me, an elder Millennial legit practising this move so if anyone ever does it to me I’m READY.”

The Millennial has a giveaway sign.

Elsewhere, data has revealed that Gen Z have dumped Google in favour of social media apps TikTok and Instagram as their tool of choice if they need to look something up online.

Google Senior Vice President Prabhakar Raghavan revealed at Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference about how the search engine is changing to appeal to a younger audience.

"We keep learning, over and over again, that new internet users don’t have the expectations and the mindset that we have become accustomed to," Raghavan said, as per TechCrunch.

"These users don’t tend to type in keywords but rather look to discover content in new, more immersive ways."

Featured Image Credit: @zoii.tsa/TikTok

Topics: TikTok