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Copy and paste these symbols to spice up your social media ♥

In an increasingly visual world, copy and paste these slick symbols to make your messages stand out and leave readers asking how you did it.

✿ Hello, and welcome to your life hack for the day. When we haven’t been obsessing over comma usage, us folks at Happy have been scouring the web, locating the snazziest symbols to copy and paste into your social media and emails.

These symbols are superior to emojis, and they’re cross-platform. That’s right. From Twitter to Gmail, you’re all good to go. (Disclaimer: ok, there are a few exceptions, but not many). ✿

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Image: Jonny Czar

❦ To use these symbols yourself, simply double-tap to highlight, then copy and paste. It’s really that easy. Your days of misinterpreted text dilemmas are over.

With so many visual possibilities available, we’ve narrowed down the selection to our top 3 for each category. So, without further ado, enjoy your scroll, and be sure to let us know your favourite one. ❦

Smiles

Basic and brilliant:

Ditto:

For the art students:

Bullet points

The trusty, stock standard:

A raunchy take on a classic:

Clubs, spades, hearts, and diamonds:

Lines/Brackets

The most eccentric brackets on the market: ⫷ ⫸

You never know when you’ll need ’em: ━ │

Triangles. I’ve got nothing: ◤ ◢

Hearts

Very fancy, certainly a flex: ❦ 

Nice and simple:

Leunig would probably draw a love heart like this:

Stars

Colour AND sparkle:

Just like the stickers your primary school teacher used:

Only slightly more realistic:

Arrows

Straight to the point:

This way, Pac-man:

Cupid’s arrow:

Asterisks

Flower power:

Bird’s eye view of a helicopter:

The basic one:

Ticks

Straight outta the textbook:

Charmingly crooked:

Don’t forget to vote:

Handy to have

You’ll definitely need these at some point: ® ©

Crosses

Universally recognised:

Checkers anyone?

For the mapmakers:

Our favourite things

Peace & love, peace & love:

Without a song or a dance, what are we? Also, get hyped for ABBA’s new music:

Before literally anything else:

Pointing

Go directly to jail:

Do not pass go:

Do not collect $200:

Spiritual

You can use this forever:

‘Bout as symbolic as it gets:

Balanced:

Finally, the numbers

And there you have it! Go forth and enjoy this visual approach to 21st-century communication. ✌

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