# emoji news
October 26, 2021

Twitter Red Flag emojis trend. What does it mean and how to use it?

‘I DO NOT USE EMOJIS’ 🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩

In October 2021, the 🚩 Red Flag emoji start trending on Twitter. Users began to express their attitude to different life situations and phrases with its help. Initially, tweets with the 🚩 Red Flag emoji were used to denote unwanted phrases in romantic relationships. This has shown that it is better to stay away from certain types of partners.

Today, tweets with the 🚩 Red Flag emoji are used ironically. Now the red flag doesn’t always mean a negative attitude towards something but can be used as a joke. Also, this emoji is used with phrases that the author considers unacceptable. Or with phrases with a controversial opinion that doesn’t coincide with the point of view of the author.

Typically, the user writes a phrase that he considers inappropriate and adds several Red Flag emojis to it.

For example, it can be like this:

‘I don’t like cats’ 🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩

Such a phrase can mean that the user is intimidated by people who don’t like cats and cats.

Or like this:

‘I haven't watched the Matrix’ 🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩

It means that the user doesn’t understand why someone hasn’t yet watched The Matrix.

This trend was quickly picked up by well-known and large brands.

For example, Burger King:

Burger King Tweet

Twitter itself also used this trend:

Tweet twitter

I love the red flag trend 🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩

But some don’t like this trend. Tweets appear on Twitter with indignation and annoyance about the red flag trend.

For example, people with poor eyesight use a screen reader. This tool reads all information from the screen. It so happens that the user who listens to such a tweet is forced to listen to the Red flag 15 or 20 times in the end. An example of a tweet with such a video is here.

And some are simply unhappy with them. Often they say they are tired of wading through a million posts with red flags in their feed.

Tweet of a user who’s tired of the trend

How long the red flag trend will live on the web is not clear yet. But now we are seeing its peak. And it evokes a storm of all kinds of emotions, from positive to negative. This means that society likes this trend.

By the way, the Red Flag emoji can be found here.