Cat Face 🐱 emoji in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

How to insert the Cat Face 🐱 into Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook.  Both in Office for Windows and Office for Mac.

Cat Face 🐱 emoji is a variant of the grinning face emoji, usually depicted as yellow on all platforms.

How Cat Face 🐱 looks in different fonts.

Here’s some examples of how Cat Face 🐱 looks in common Office fonts.

Cat Face 🐱 codes

These are the important code numbers or values you’ll need to enter the Cat Face or 🐱

Decimal:  128049 Hex:   1F431

Web: 🐱 or 🐱

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

Word and Outlook

The Cat Face 🐱 emoji does NOT have an inbuilt shortcut in Word.

Use the standard Word Alt + X symbol shortcut 1F431 + 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 and look for the Cat Face emoji.


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

Alt + 128049  

Window 10/11 Emoji Panel

The Windows 10/11 Emoji Panel has the Cat face.  Use Win + . (period/fullstop) to open the panel.

Choose the Emoji tab (the second of the top row icons). To find the grinning cat, scroll down the list or search for ‘cat’ to find all manner of feline options.

See Emoji Panel is part of Windows 10 that totally sucks

Windows Character Map

You won’t find the cat emoji under the Windows Character Map.

MacOS and Office for Mac inserting characters

On a Mac, to enter the Cat Face 🐱 emoji:

  • Command + Control + Spacebar shortcut to open the Character Viewer.  
  • Search for “Cat “ and the Viewer will find many cat related emoji, including Cat Face

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

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