Triangular Flag 🚩 in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Insert the Triangular Flag 🚩 emoji into Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook. There are two different looks and plenty of colors to choose from, not just the Red Flag default.

Triangular Flag 🚩 emoji is usually used to warn people of bad ideas or problems or refer to unsafe/dangerous situations.  As you’ll see, it can be changed to any color.

How Red Triangular Flag 🚩 looks in different fonts.

Here’s some examples of how Red Triangular Flag 🚩 looks in common Office fonts. As you can see, it’s not always red because color support is so spotty in Office.

The Segoe UI Emoji and Segoe UI Symbol versions are almost the same, the main difference is the rounded bottom of the flagpole and equal sided triangle in the ‘Symbol’ version.

Different color flags

Just use the Font Color picker to change the flag and pole color to anything you wish.

Flag with different colors

To make a flag with different colors for the pole and flag … choose one of the Office Icons, then convert to Shape. Now the icon is separated into two elements, each can be colored or altered.

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Triangular Flag 🚩 codes

These are the important code numbers or values you’ll need to enter the Red Triangular Flag or 🚩

Decimal:  128681  Hex:   1f6a9

Web:  🚩 or 🚩

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

Word and Outlook

The Triangular Flag 🚩 emoji does NOT have an inbuilt shortcut in Word.

Use the standard Word Alt + X symbol shortcut 1f6a9 then 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 Red Triangular Flag emoji.


In Windows there are several shortcuts to enter the Red Triangular Flag 🚩emoji into any program, but they use a numeric keypad, not the number row above the letters.

Alt + 128681  

Window 11/10 Emoji Panel

The Windows 11/10 Emoji Panel has the Red Triangular Flag emoji.  Use Win + . (period/fullstop) to open the panel.

Choose the Emoji tab (the second of the top row icons). To find the flag, scroll down the list.

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Windows Character Map

The Windows Character Map accessory does not have the Red Triangular Flag.

MacOS and Office for Mac inserting characters

On a Mac, to enter the Red Triangular Flag 🚩 emoji:

  • Command + Control + Spacebar shortcut to open the Character Viewer.  
  • Search for “ Triangular Flag “ for just “Flag” 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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