How to make hearts and other symbols on Facebook using your mac

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How to make hearts and other symbols on Facebook using your mac
Insert a ♥ symbol using the Character Viewer utility on your Mac. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

Insert some variety into your Facebook status updates and wall postings with your Macintosh computer. Although you are not allowed by Facebook to add symbols to your profile name, you are able do so in status updates, photo captions and comments. Activate the Character Viewer utility in Macintosh OS X to use symbols including a heart, an umbrella or an astrological sign to express yourself in Facebook. This Mac tool was previously called the Character Palette.

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    Click the Apple icon at the top-left corner of your screen and select "System Preferences" from the drop-down menu.

  2. 2

    Click the "Language & Text" icon from the first row of options under the Personal heading in the System Preferences window.

  3. 3

    Click the tab labelled "Input Sources" and check the box next to "Keyboard & Character Viewer." Close the System Preferences window.

  1. 1

    Place the cursor in the text field on your Facebook page.

  2. 2

    Click the "Flag" icon found at the top-right corner of the Mac desktop, located near the time and date. Select the "Show Character Viewer" from the drop-down menu. The Character Viewer window opens.

  3. 3

    Click "Miscellaneous" from the left pane of the Character Viewer window.

  4. 4

    Find the symbol you want to display on your Facebook page. Click it to select it.

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    Click "Insert" and the symbol appears on your Facebook page.

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