Grinning Face 😀 emoji in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

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

Grinning Face 😀 emoji is usually depicted as a yellow face, with open eyes and a wide smile. Conveys good cheer or humor, often to make it clear that the sentence is a joke and not serious.

How Grinning Face 😀 looks in different fonts.

Here’s some examples of how Grinning Face 😀 looks in common Office fonts.

Grinning Face 😀 codes

These are the important code numbers or values you’ll need to enter the Grinning Face or 😀

Decimal:  128512  Hex:   1f600

Web:  😀 or 😀

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

Word and Outlook

The Grinning Face 😀 emoji does NOT have an inbuilt shortcut in Word.

Use the standard Word Alt + X symbol shortcut 1f600 + 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 Grinning Face emoji.


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

Alt + 128512  

Window 10/11 Emoji Panel

The Windows 10/11 Emoji Panel has the Grinning Face 😀 emoji.  Use Win + . (period/fullstop) to open the panel.

Choose the Emoji tab (the second of the top row icons) and search by typing ‘Grinning’, though the emoji is so popular it’s probably on the default list.

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Windows Character Map

The Windows Character Map does not have the Grinning Face 😀 emoji.

MacOS and Office for Mac inserting characters

On a Mac, to enter the Grinning Face 😀 emoji:

  • Command + Control + Spacebar shortcut to open the Character Viewer.  
  • Search for “Grinning “ or “Face” and the Viewer should find the emoji 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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