This is how Clapping currently works:
Our redesign of Medium’s Claps…and why they may not have chosen to do it this way.
Jason Li

I hovered directly over the clapping gif and was like “HOW ARE THEY MAKING ME CLAP! I DONT WANNA CLAP!” 😂😂😂

One clap, two clap, three clap, forty?

By clapping more or less, you can signal to us which stories really stand out.