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Speaking Head in Silhouette 🗣 emoji in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

How to insert the Speaking Head in Silhouette 🗣  emoji into Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook.  Both in Office for Windows and Office for Mac.

Speaking Head in Silhouette 🗣 emoji can be used as a different way to draw attention to a special point or note.  Or as an alternative icon for a speaker or microphone.

How Speaking Head in Silhouette 🗣 looks in different fonts.

On Windows, the emoji is only available in the fonts Segoe UI Emoji or Segoe UI Symbol.  The Apple version of the emoji looks better, as usual.

Speaking Head in Silhouette 🗣 codes

These are the important code numbers or values you’ll need to enter the Speaking Head in Silhouette or 🗣

Decimal:  128483  Hex:   1F5E3

Web:   or 🗣 or 🗣

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

Word and Outlook

The Speaking Head in Silhouette 🗣  sign does NOT have an inbuilt shortcut in Word.

Use the standard Word Alt + X symbol shortcut 1F5E3  + 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, choose a compatible font (e.g. Segoe UI Emoji) and look for the Speaking Head in Silhouette symbol. The easiest way to do that is by typing 1F5E3 into the Character Code box.

Windows

In Windows there are several shortcuts to enter the Speaking Head in Silhouette 🗣  character into any program, but they use a numeric keypad, not the number row above the letters.

Alt + 128483  

Window 11/10 Emoji Panel

The Windows 11/10 Emoji Panel has the Speaking Head in Silhouette 🗣  character. Use Win + . (period/fullstop) to open the panel then just search for ‘Speak’.

See Emoji Panel is part of Windows 11/10 that totally sucks

MacOS and Office for Mac inserting characters

On a Mac, to enter the Speaking Head in Silhouette 🗣 symbol:

  • Command + Control + Spacebar shortcut to open the Character Viewer.  
  • Search for “ Speak“ 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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