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