Entertainment People are using the red flag emoji to share their biggest warning signs in friendships and relationships

04:40  14 october  2021
04:40  14 october  2021 Source:   indy100.com

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The red flag emoji has flooded Twitter this month as people use it to signal what they perceive as warning signs in a relationship , friendship , or personality. The hashtag # redflags was trending on Twitter on Wednesday. People are attaching the emojis to hypothetical statements from partners, friends , employers, or others, that could signal a " red flag ," echoing the idiomatic expression of the same name that people use to describe warning signs in everything from “I think our net was cast a bit wider than theirs ,” the former Beatle told The New Yorker about the group's top musical rivals.

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? 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!

A new trend has emerged in which Twitter users use the red flag emoji to signify what they believe are “red flags” in regards to a new partner, friend, or person in general.

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A hypothetical statement is made, followed by multiple red flag emoji. The emoji’s proper name is “triangular flag on post,” as per the Unicode Consortium (a non-profit that maintains the computing-industry standard of text and emoji), but is commonly seen as a literal red flag.

Some of the tweets are humorous and lighthearted, while others point out serious warning signs in relationships and the opposite sex.

Celebrities have even joined in on the trend, with Wonder Woman herself, Lynda Carter, and Motown legend Smokey Robinson sharing tweets of their own.

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Red flags are taking over Facebook as part of the latest viral social media trend. The trend involves posting something that you think is a ‘ red flag ’ in somebody. Just to emphasise that you think it’s a big red flag , people are putting loads of red flag emojis alongside the statement. If you’re not familiar, ‘ red flag ’ is a slang term that means a signal of impending danger, or a problem. The phrase is usually used when talking about a person, highlighting that you should watch out for and be wary of them.

Do not submit relationship tips. Bans are given out immediately and serve as a warning . You may appeal this initial ban by messaging the moderators and agreeing not to break the rules again. If you need to add a red flag emoji to someone’s name, you should just stop communicating with If they do change their number and reach out, the red flag serves as a reminder when you save the info again.

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Several big-name companies have also tweeted red flags that cleverly echo their brand.

The most popular tweets appear to comment on men’s etiquette when it comes to flirting and dating in the digital age.

Not everyone on the platform is enjoying the trend, with some users adding the red flag emoji to their Muted Words lists, and others tweeting that a red flag tweet is a red flag in and of itself. Some have commented that some of the tweets are a little too personal and specific. The trend has become a nuisance for those who use screen readers, as the tweets read “triangular post on flag” and repeat the phrase as many times as the emoji has been tweeted, thus rendering the trend inaccessible.

Despite the growing annoyance with the trend, new red flag tweets continue to pop up hourly.

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