Are you seeing red flags 🚩here, there, and everywhere? You’re not alone.
It turns out that the red flag emoji take-over is part of a viral social media trend, similar to the excessive use of the chair emoji last month.
So, what does 🚩 mean and how can you jump on the emoji trend bandwagon?
🚩 meaning explained
A red flag means exactly what you think it means: impending danger, a no-go, a big problem, a warning sign.
Typically, the use of 🚩 is used to describe a deal-breaker in a relationship or friendship, according to personal preference of course.
Won’t wear a costume for Halloween? Red flag. They don’t laugh at the TikToks that you send to them? 🚩!
Why has the red flag emoji taken over social media?
Social media users have been spreading their ‘red flag’ opinions with the use of the emoji.
Everyone from A-list celebrities to company Twitter accounts have been joining in on the trend.
Want to hop on? Simply list your red flag in a partner or friend – it could be anything from disliking a certain movie to not eating a type of food – and add a bunch of red flag emojis.
The trend looks to have surfaced earlier this week and, as we all know, social media fads come and go at lighting speed – so be quick!
The 🚩 emoji has been making its way across Twitter, Facebook and now even TikTok, with the ‘red flags in my room’ trend becoming pretty prominent.
Examples of the 🚩 trend
Take a look at these red flag examples, do you agree?
One user tweeted: “‘Gaming is boring’ 🚩🚩🚩🚩”
Another wrote: “He say’s he isn’t ready for a relationship yet 🚩🚩🚩🚩”
Some people are even already tired of the trend, with one person taking to Twitter: “my tl ain’t nothing but red flags and snap being down lmao.”
Over on TikTok, people are using the ‘red flag’ reference for different areas – including exposing odd or interesting things in their house or room.
Take a look: