How to Do the Love Symbol on Facebook

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How to Do the Love Symbol on Facebook
Using a combination of keyboard keys, you can create hearts on Facebook. (Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

Facebook is a popular social networking site that lets users post on friends' walls and send them messages. Emoticons such as smiley faces are popular on Facebook, but you can also create a range of special characters, including hearts, by using your keyboard, If you want to show a special Facebook friend how you feel, there are different ways you can create this symbol.

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    Type "<" and "3" one after the other. The heart symbol will not show up until you post the message, at which point it will change from a side arrow and a "3" into an upright solid heart symbol. You can use this key combination to create as many hearts as you want in a single post.

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    Copy and paste the heart using an existing symbol. You can use the copy and paste function by highlighting an existing heart that someone has posted, right-clicking, selecting "Copy" and then right-clicking again on your text box and clicking "Paste". Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcuts for copy ("Ctrl-C") and paste ("Ctrl-V") for Windows users, or "Command-C" then "Command-V" for Mac users.

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    Use special character keyboard shortcuts. This works only on Windows computers, and you will need to activate your "Num Lock" before trying. Once it is on, hold down the "Alt" button, then type "3." This should produce a heart symbol that will appear when you post your Facebook message or status update.

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