Our redesign of Medium’s Claps…and why they may not have chosen to do it this way.
Jason Li

I would recommend also when the user clap the hand icon change to how many claps the user did.

and when the user clicks again on this number it will show him 2 ways either to cancel from dragging left or re clap by drag up

and if the use choose to cancel the number will be removed and the hand will back again

One clap, two clap, three clap, forty?

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