How to Put Music Notes in Tweets

By Christina Martinez

With only 140 characters to play around with, Twitter defines the term "micro-blogging." The social networking site allows users to converse through these short typed conversations. Because these conversations are limited, shortened words and symbols may take the place of full words. Such symbols can include an emoticon, arrows or even music notes. There are a couple of ways to insert a music note in your tweet.

PC

Step 1

Turn on your Number Lock if you are using a desktop or a computer that has a separate number pad. If you don't have a separate number pad, hold down the "fn" key and press your "Number Lock" button. This will turn on your number pad, which is located within some of your letter keys.

Step 2

Hold down "alt" and type "13" in your number pad to get an eighth note.

Step 3

Hold down "alt" and type "14" in your number pad to get a beamed eight note.

Step 4

Skip to the section titled: "Setting Up Your Tweet."

Mac

Step 1

Go to the top right-hand corner of your menu. Click on the Input menu, which will look like a flag (depending on what country you are in).

Step 2

Click on the symbol and a drop-down menu will appear.

Step 3

Scroll through and click on "Show Character Palette."

Step 4

Scroll through your choices of symbols until you find the music notes.

Step 5

Double-click the character so that it gets inserted into a document or click the character and choose "Insert" to place it into the document.

Step 6

Hold down the Apple key+C to copy the music note from your document.

Step 7

Go to the section titled: "Setting Up Your Tweet."

Setting Up Your Tweet

Step 1

Go to your Twitter home page.

Step 2

Click the text box under "What's Happening?" Use the shortcut alt codes in this box if you have a PC. If you are using a Mac, paste with the Apple key+V.

Step 3

Click "Tweet" to send through your tweet with your music symbols.

Copying and Pasting

Step 1

Go to the Facebook Symbols web site in the Resources section. Even though the web site says it's for Facebook, it will work with Twitter as well.

Step 2

Highlight the music note you want to type into Twitter and highlight it with your mouse.

Step 3

Hold Ctrl+C to copy the image in Windows. Then press Ctrl+V to paste it into your Twitter text box. For a Mac, hold down the Apple key+C and when you want to paste, Hold down the Apple key+V.