How to Add Icons to Your Facebook Status

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How to Add Icons to Your Facebook Status
Use the keys on your keyboard to add icons and symbols to your Facebook status updates. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

As everyone likes to express themselves differently in life, they also like to do so in their Facebook status updates. Some use music lyrics to convey their moods. Others like to put up favourite movie or inspirational quotes. And as Facebook becomes more popular, more features are available. With a few keystrokes, you can add icons and symbols to your status updates including a heart, music notes and a sun.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Press the "Num Lock" key on your keyboard.

  2. 2

    Log in to your Facebook account and click on the status update text field.

  3. 3

    Hold the "Alt" key and press a number on the number pad. For example, "Alt" and "1" makes a happy face. "Alt" and "15" makes a sun symbol. For laptops without a number pad, look at the keys on the right side of the keyboard. There will be small numbers printed next to or under the letters. This is the number pad when the "Num Lock" key has been pressed. For a full list of symbols, visit

  4. 4

    Press the "Num Lock" key again to turn it off and type as normal.

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