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Thinking Face 🤔 emoji in Word and Office

Insert the Thinking Face 🤔  emoji into Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook.  Both in Office for Windows and Office for Mac. 

Thinking Face 🤔  emoji has several other names; Thinker, Throwing Shade, Chin Thumb, puzzled and skeptic.  

How Thinking Face 🤔 looks in different fonts.

Here’s some examples of how Thinking Face 🤔 looks in common Office fonts. 

Thinking Face 🤔 codes

These are the important code numbers or values you’ll need to enter the Thinking Face or 🤔 

Decimal:  129300  Hex:   1f914 

Web:  🤔 or 🤔 

(web codes aren’t used in Microsoft Office, we’ve included them for the sake of completeness.) 

Word and Outlook

The Thinking Face 🤔  sign does NOT have an inbuilt shortcut in Word. 

Use the standard Word Alt + X symbol shortcut 1f914  + Alt + X 

Once in a document you can copy it to AutoCorrect and make your own shortcut. 

Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Insert | Symbols | Symbol should work but doesn’t because, at present, Office for Windows doesn’t support the high-numbered Unicode symbols like emoji. Word’s Find can’t find all Unicode symbols and emoji 


In Windows there are several shortcuts to enter the Thinking Face 🤔  character into any program, but they use a numeric keypad, not the number row above the letters. 

Alt + 129300    

Window 10 Emoji Panel

Use Win + . (period/fullstop) to open the Windows 10 Emoji Panel.  Search for ‘think’ which also shows the ‘Think balloon’ emoji. 

Graphical user interface, application

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Windows Character Map

Like Office Insert Symbol the Windows Character Map accessory in all Windows releases does NOT support high-end Unicode characters like emoji. 

MacOS and Office for Mac inserting characters

On a Mac, to enter the Thinking Face 🤔 symbol: 

  • Command + Control + Spacebar shortcut to open the Character Viewer.    
  • Search for “ Thinking “ and the Viewer should find the symbol you need.  
Graphical user interface, text, application, chat or text message

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Despite the name Character Viewer, the Apple system tool will also insert characters into any program, including Office for Mac. 

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