A heart symbol (♥) is a universal sign of love. It’s used to show affection for another person or to express an emotion such as happiness or love. The emoji with two arms holding up the left side of the heart is called “Love You” on most keyboards and can be found on Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Snapchat, etc. Some people use it at the end of emails or messages to say that they care about you; others might attach it to their names on social media sites like Twitter and Instagram.
Many people use heart symbols in their texts because it’s a fun way to express themselves. It could be used when your friend is sad and you want her to feel better or you might want to say that you’re in love and can’t stop thinking about this person.
Sometimes the meaning of a phrase hinges on whether or not there’s a heart symbol. For example, “I love New York,” doesn’t have the same meaning as “I love New York,” even though they both mean that you like the city. But if you add a heart symbol, such as “I ❤️ New York,” it means something different than just saying “New York” by itself.
How do I type a heart symbol with my keyboard?
If you don’t want to use any of the software, here are some hearts you can copy and paste to any documents:
To type heart symbol (♥) you can press these keys:
- On Windows: press Alt + Numpad 3
- On Windows: Press Windows key + period (.) to open the emoji keyboard and pick a heart.
- On Mac: Cmd + Ctrl + Space to open emoji list then pick a heart.
On Windows, you open this emoji app while opening any text editor.