How to send a flower through a text message

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How to send a flower through a text message
The "at" symbol is the first character in forming the flower. (e-mail symbol image by Paul Moore from Fotolia.com)

When composing text messages, it is difficult to send smileys or certain emotions in a text message if your phone does not have smiley capabilities. However, you can use symbols on your cell phone to create different items. A flower can be sent in a text message to console someone, show emotions or for any other reason you would send real flowers.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Select "Options" in the message field of your phone.

  2. 2

    Scroll down to highlight and select "Add Symbol." The symbols screen will appear.

  3. 3

    Scroll until you see the "@" symbol. This is called the "at" symbol. Press the corresponding number on your cell phone keypad that is next to the @ symbol. You will then be taken back to the message screen where you'll see the symbol.

    How to send a flower through a text message
    The "at" symbol is the first character in forming the flower. (e-mail symbol image by Paul Moore from Fotolia.com)
  4. 4

    Repeat Steps 1 and 2. Select the ")" (right parenthesis).

  5. 5

    Repeat Steps 1 and 2. Select the "-" (dash/hyphen). Repeat to create two dashes.

  6. 6

    Repeat Steps 1 and 2. Select the "," (comma) as the next symbol.

  7. 7

    Repeat Step 5. Your flower should look like this: @)--,--. You can make the flower longer or shorter by adding spaces between the symbols.

  8. 8

    Send your message. The receiver will see the flower as you typed it.

Tips and warnings

  • There are variations of this flower. See References.
  • Smart phones may already have the symbols on the keypad. They can be accessed by pressing Shift + the desired symbol. See the phones manual for instruction on accessing the symbols.

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