What does a heart symbol mean?
The heart symbol (depicted as ❤, ♥️, or <3) is a special character widely common in online platforms, chat, messages, and social networking sites. The heart symbol quickly became an ideograph used to represent the idea of the "heart" in its symbolic or metaphorical sense as the center of love, emotion, and affection, particularly romantic love.
Heart Symbol encoding
The heart symbol is one of the most trendy characters across the World Wide Web. It is commonly used a million times per day. No wonder – it is recognized as the simple expression of love, solidarity, and friendship. With the heart symbol, you may express a multitude of emotions.
You can select and copy any of these heart symbols from here :
- Black: ♥
- Floral: ❦
- Upside: ❥
- White: ♡
- Dots: ❣
However, the most common emoticon for the heart symbol types as "<3". In Unicode, you will find various heart symbols accessible in text format. Some of these symbols are:
♡ - Unicode U+2661 meaning white heart suit symbol. HTML code ♡ or ♡
♥ - Unicode U+2665 meaning black heart suit symbol. HTML code ♥ or ♥ or ♥ Alt Code - Alt + 3.
❤ - Unicode U+2764 meaning heavy black heart symbol in device default representation ❤ or ❤
❤︎ - Unicode U+2764 meaning heavy black heart symbol in explicit plaintext representation ❤ or ︎
❤️ - Unicode U+2764 meaning heavy black heart symbol in explicit emoji representation ❤ or ️
❥ - Unicode U+2765 meaning rotated heavy black heart bullet symbol. HTML code ❥ or ❥
❣ - Unicode U+2763 meaning heavy heart exclamation mark ornament. HTML code ❣ or ❣
How to type the heart symbol on the keyboard?
If you want to type the heart symbol on the keyboard, you should consider pressing the numbers on your numeric keypad of your PC, or mobile keyboard. Meanwhile, you should hold down the Alt key. With the use of a laptop, you can take the additional Fn key. For instance, press Alt + permanently then Fn + durable combination. For a PC, you should press the so-called Fn button.
Overall, there are multiple ways to make the heart symbol to type or insert into an app, or web. The fastest and easiest way is to copy the preferred heart symbol form the below list, or use Alt Codes:
♥ - Alt+3
♡ - Alt+9825
❥ - Alt+10085
❣ - Alt+10083
❦ - Alt+010086
❤ - Alt+10084
❧ - Alt+010087
💙 - U + 1F499
💚 - U + 1F49a
💛 - U + 1F49b
💜 - U + 1F49c
💝 - U + 1F49d
💞 - U + 1F49e
💟 - U + 1F49f
💗 - U + 1F491
💓 - U + 1F493
💔 - U + 1F494
💕 - U + 1F495
💖 - U + 1F496
💗 - U + 1F497
💘 - U + 1F498
ღ - Alt+04326
ও - Alt+02451.
For Windows - Press and hold the Alt key simultaneously, then tap 3 on the numeric keypad. By doing so, you will insert the following heart symbol (♥). For instance, Alt+3 can be used as Windows Alt code.
For Macintosh - You may insert the heart symbol via the Mac OS X Character Palette. Most Mac programs enable you to open up the Character Palette by choosing Edit and then selecting Special Characters; or by clicking on the Command+Option+T keys on the keyboard shortcut.
Once the Character Palette is open up, you may tap on the arrow right next to the "Symbols" section. Then choose the "Miscellaneous Symbols" subcategory. You will see several heart symbols in the ninth row. The 8th symbol is the standard heart symbol. You should press the heart to select it, then tap on the Insert button at the bottom of the character palette bar to insert the heart symbol (♥) wherever you want is in the current application.
If the current app will not open up the Character Palette, you may add a shortcut to it on the right side of your Mac OS X menu bar. Follow these steps:
- First, you will need to click on the System Preferences, then choose the "International" preference pane.
- In the International window, choose the Input Menu, then tap on the checkbox right next to the Character Palette.
- Now, check on the box located at the bottom of the window saying: "Show input menu in the menu bar."
- By doing so, you will be enabled to choose the Character Palette directly from the flag icon in your Mac OS X menu bar.