How to Type Hearts, Musical Notes and Other Symbols on Facebook, IM and Chat

Facebook, as well as certain instant messaging programs and chat rooms, allow you to type using symbols in addition to letters. This means that you can type a sentence, than add a heart at the end of it to denote love. Or, if you want to post song lyrics, you can add a musical note. Note that you'll need a keyboard that features a numeric keypad to do this. On a laptop, you can hold the "Fn" key down in order to simulate a number pad.

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Press "Num Lock" to turn on the Number Lock on your keyboard.

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Log in to Facebook.com, or open the IM program you want to type the symbols into. Place your cursor in a typing box.

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Hold down the "ALT" key, and press "3" to get "♥," a black heart.

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Hold down the "ALT" key and press "1" then "1" again in quick succession to get "♂."

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Hold down the "ALT" key and press "1" then "3" again in quick succession to get "♪," a musical note.

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Hold down the "ALT" key and press "0", "1", "6", and "2" in quick succession to create ¢, a cent sign.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can also use the Windows 7 Char Map app to copy and paste ALT codes if they don't work on your computer. The Character Map can be found under "System Tools" in the "Start" menu.