The heart symbol is one of the most popular characters on the World Wide Web and is used every day almost a million times. No wonder – it is considered simple expression of love, friendship and solidarity. With this symbol for love you can express a multitude of emotions with just one character. The power of the heart symbol is pretty amazing if you think about it.

Select and copy these heart symbols.

Black: ♥
Floral: ❦
Upside: ❥
White: ♡
Dots: ❣


coffee with a heart
Even baristas are inspired by the heart symbol for making great milk foam.

The heart symbol can be represented by various means (eg via ASCII code, keyboard shortcuts, or using the Windows Character Map). Apart from the above listed symbols still exist a number of other characters that you can use free of charge as needed. It does not matter what device (desktop, smartphone, tablet) or media (Facebook, Skype, Twitter, Whatsapp) you use – we show you the most important tips and tricks based on the heart icon.

How do I make a heart symbol on the keyboard?

Basically, there are many ways to make the heart symbol to insert into an application. The easiest and fastest way is to copy the popular icons from our table:

♥ [Alt] + [3]
♡ [Alt] + [9825]
❤ [Alt] + [10084]
❥ [Alt] + [10085]
❣ [Alt] + [10083]
❦ [Alt] + [010 086]
❧ [Alt] + [010 087]
💗 U + 1F491
💓 U + 1F493
💔 U + 1F494
💕 U + 1F495
💖 U + 1F496
💗 U + 1F497
💘 U + 1F498
💙 U + 1F499
💚 U + 1F49a
💛 U + 1F49b
💜 U + 1F49c
💝 U + 1F49d
💞 U + 1F49e
💟 U + 1F49f
ღ [Alt] + [04326]
ও [Alt] + [02451]

You can not insert the heart symbols?

Please consider that you have to press the numbers on the numeric keypad of your keyboard. Meanwhile remains down the [Alt] key. With a laptop you take the additional [Fn] key for help. For example: [Alt] + permanently [Fn] + durable combination. For a desktop computer, pressing the so-called [Fn] n button.

Paste on Linux, Mac and Windows

Sometimes the clouds are happy and lovely.

For you to put your heart with little effort in each document. Do you use a PC with Windows 7 or lower, you have to click on and then select “All Programs” Windows icon. Click on “Accessories> System Tools> Character Map” button. There you’ll find the heart symbol in different fonts. You can simply copy and paste with the keyboard shortcut CTRL + V in the desired document. Alternatively, it can also be entered with a right click and “Paste”. Do you use Windows 8, you must only use the Windows search for the term search “Character”. Then the desired icon is selected and can be easily inserted into the document. Mac also provides the ability to insert a heart sign. This works in all Mac-internal programs by clicking “Edit” and then “special characters” callest. Under “Different characters” you can find the heart and can use it directly by clicking on “Install”. The principle works even for all major browsers. In the end, the heart symbol with both Windows and Mac are easily entered. Even users of Linux operating system will find the characters in the character table and it can thus insert in documents or chats.

How do I make a heart symbol in Facebook, Skype and Twitter?

Facebook: Easily insert in Chat & History

This is how you make a heart symbol on Facebook: In Facebook the same are two different ways to represent the heart sign. It can be both a pink heart and a small red heart be included on a white, highlighted underground. The Pink Heart created one, in which one in the box, the two special characters “less-than” and “3” in succession type “<3”. Facebook automatically converts this key combination then in a pink heart around, so in the end only one heart and not special characters can be seen. For the smaller, red heart you open the Windows Start menu and select Programs “Character” from. Lets you attach a variety of special characters, see. Under the writing “Arial” is shown in the bottom third of the list a black heart (♥). This can be clicked and copied at the bottom menu list. In the status box of Facebook it can be finally via right-click Insert. Done. While posting the heart is then converted to a red heart. If, however, remain the black heart, so you can directly bypass the automatic conversion with a special character such as a period, comma or colon after the characters.

Skype: Several options and functions

Similar to Facebook is true for the Messenger service Skype. Use the key combination (l), the “L” for “love” is, Skype converts the string immediately in a heart symbol around. Alternatively, you can find this and other emoticons on the left side of the input field. The classic, black heart of our character table can also be inserted. The shape remains unchanged.

Twitter: twittering with a lot of heart

With Twitter, there is only one way to insert a heart symbol. This is, as already mentioned at Facebook, to shape it from the special characters “less-than” and “3” a heart. After entering (or posting of this article) then produced the desired heart. Even the black heart of the character table can be pasted and posted. However, this is not converted and remains black.

A funny little video about making the heart symbol on your keyboard.

How do I add a heart in Office applications?

About MS Office: These programs belong to MS Office is the office suite from Microsoft. It is available for the operating systems Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X, and is made up of several components. To the program, which was first published in 1990, includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, OneNote, InfoPath, and Lync. Depending on the version of other components still may be present or absent. The Macintosh version has, for example, neither Access nor publisher. Also Infopath missing because Apple uses independent programs. In this can be well integrated as in MS Office the heart sign.

Insert the heart in Excel, Word, PowerPoint

The heart icon is not available on the keyboard, but can be pasted into Microsoft Word. For this purpose must be pressed on the numeric keypad, only the “Alt” key while the “3”. Then, the heart appears and can be copied as many times and resized. A heart that only consists of a frame, can be combined with the “Alt” and “9825” insert into the document (see above). If you have no numeric keypad on your keyboard, you can insert symbol by opening the character table and copy the desired character’s heart. Even with Excel can be via numeric keypad or character table to insert a heart.
Since PowerPoint also offers the possibility to use sign heart sign can be inserted without any problems here as well. However, it may be drawn directly and also can then be optionally changed in size and shape. The same is true for MS OneNote. Who makes the programs run on a Mac, the heart sign by just clicking on “Edit” and then paste it on “special characters”. It is available in different fonts and can be customized to for any purpose.

How do I insert a heart symbol in SMS and Whatsapp?

The heart symbol is ubiquitous in messengers like Whatsapp. In SMS it is needed, however, there has usually a different meaning. How copying it, is explained here.

Origin of Heart Smileys

heart-symbol shaped sweets
Sweets that are shaped in the form a heart symbol.

Formerly the heart symbol has been used in many SMSs. However, it had a slightly different meaning than it is today and has been mainly used to actually bring attention to expression. In addition, it was not available as an independent character, but had to be “3” is composed of the characters and the comparison. When the first messenger like ICQ and Whatsapp later came out, it was there as a symbol of integrated and used more and more frequently. Nevertheless, it is a special symbol, which can be used in Whatsapp and SMS easily.

Insert the heart sign in Whatsapp and SMS

The app Whatsapp includes countless smileys that can be sent. One of these is the heart sign. It is one of the most popular symbols and is available in different colors. It is popular, however, not only as a token of love. It is also sent among friends or acquaintances to say “thank you” or simply express joy. Thus, it has not much in common with the original meaning, but served its purpose fully. You can do it at Whatsapp easily insert it by pressing on the smiley icon scrollst down and one of the different heart selecting. Will it be shipped separately, it appears Oversized while it comes in conjunction with text or other symbols in normal size in chat partner. As mentioned at the heart symbol was previously used in SMS messages. Even today you can still use it, where it is not available as an icon. Instead, you must change the comparison sign “<” and then select a “3”. Composed gives the a “<3”, which is like a lying heart. It can be made with any mobile phone and smartphone. You have to do is open the SMS program, choose special characters and type the appropriate icon.

The heart symbol as a sign of love

The shape of the heart symbol goes back to the fig leaf. The first signs of the cultural origins of the symbol can be found in the 3rd millennium BC. Already at this time fig leaves were used as decoration and in similar stylized form. In the 8th century, the model converts: Heart grapes and ivy leaves serve as inspiration for vases and other ancient art pieces. Here, the ivy leaf was in this period as a symbol of eternal love (ivy is a very long-lived plant). For both the early Christian and the Greek and Roman cultures plays the symbol at that time an important role.

In the 12th and 13th century found the ivy leaves in the Minne literature, preferably in love stories, mention. Illustrations of this historical epoch show leaves like this especially in red. So the color red was already at that time as a love symbol. The symbol of the red Efeublattes was in Europe from now popular. The extraordinary symbolic power of the heart, the psychology can be explained today with the similarity to the buttocks and the vulva of women.

But why does the heart symbol in our culture today such a large role? A question which can be explained in particular by the close connection to Christianity. Here the heart is considered the seat of good and evil of every human being. But that’s not all: According to Christian understanding, the heart even serves as a conversation medium between man and Jesus. Closely interwoven with it shows the resultant in the Middle Ages the Sacred Heart cult. Here was the heart of the Saviour as a mystical symbol of divine love for humanity. A production which developed over time into a mass cult and has to answer probably the biggest share of the distribution of the symbol.

End of the 15th century the heart symbol found himself on French playing cards, replacing the traditional to date picture of a drinking chalice, as he was common on Italian tarot cards. But not only here the heart symbol was the subject of printing and drawing. Its Continuing use in heraldry and its use as a watermark also increased the spread of the symbol. So diluted over time, the original religious significance – and it came to pass that the heart was henceforth regarded as a sign of compassion, dedication and physical love. A symbol that today’s interpretation is very similar and came closer with its inflationary use its present meaning.

By the way: As a stylized human heart the heart symbol was only from the 13th to 16th centuries in use. Before that they used pyramidal representations or even a pine cone, its use can be traced back to the anatomical findings of the Hippocratic school. In the Middle Ages faded these findings and as the medicine took over the heart symbol also on in her illustrations.

The heart symbol today

To date, the icon serves as a sign of affection or even love. When colored, it is usually shown in red. It finds today numerous uses in SMS, e-mails, Internet forums and computer chats and intended to give the recipient warm feelings that you hold as the sender for him. Frequently it is also against third parties used when the sender wishes to indicate to have fallen in love.


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