How to make a heart emoticon on Facebook

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How to make a heart emoticon on Facebook
Inserting a heart emoticon is slightly different, depending on whether you own a PC or Mac. (Burke/Triolo Productions/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

Emoticons have been the reigning expressions of chat rooms, blogs and forums since the advent of the Internet, and they continue to be the favourites of social network sites such as Facebook. The heart emoticon is a particular favourite, especially with Facebook, which does not offer the customisation or flexibility with code compared with other social websites. Whether you have a Mac or PC, it takes only a moment to insert a heart into a text field and liven up your Facebook posts.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Log onto your Facebook account and choose where you want to display the heart. This can be in a "Comment" box, posting on a page or in Facebook chat.

  2. 2

    Press and hold the "Alt" key and then push the "3" on the numeric keypad if you have a PC. Alternatively, hold the "Alt" key, then press "Number Lock" and the alphabetical key with "3" printed on it.

  3. 3

    Click "Edit" in the top menu bar of your browser if you have a Mac. Scroll down and select "Special Characters" and then click "Miscellaneous" in the left menu. Find the heart symbol and select it, then click "Insert."

  4. 4

    Press shift and the left "<" key, followed by the "3" key to insert a heart symbol into Facebook chat. To add a heart emoticon into a status update, type "♥" without the quotations, which is the html code for heart.

Tips and warnings

  • If all else fails, try copying and pasting an existing heart symbol.
  • If you have a PC, make sure to press the "3" key on the numeric keypad and not the "3" in the row above the keyboard.

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