Special Symbols for Social Media Updates

Special Symbols for Social Media Updates

While most of our social media messages should use plain 'ol regular text, so that the focus is on what we're saying, sometimes it's fun, and even fruitful, to use Special Characters. These are specific symbols that have greater meaning than just a letter or dash.

For instance, when sharing a post about my eBook on Epic Content, instead of just dashes or bullets to emphasize the major topics covered, I used a hand holding a pencil -- writing -- to add visual interest to the post.

All of these characters work perfectly on Google+ -- just copy & paste whichever one you want to use. And do remember that on Google+, you can add *bold*, _italics_ and -strikethrough- to your posts, along with whitespace and links. These symbols may also work on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, though I have not tested every one. Grab a few and give 'em a try!

 

Most Common

☞ ⇨ ➽ ☺ ☹ ❤ ✔ ✘ ☆ ★ ™ © ® •

 

Smilies:

☺ ☹ ☻ ت ツ ッ シ ヅ Ü ϡ ﭢ

 

Danger and safety:

☢ ☣ ☠ ☮ ☯

 

Music:

♪ ♫ ♩ ♬ ♭ ♮ ♯ ° ø

 

Weather:

☼ ☀ ❂ ☁ ☂ ☃ ☄ ☾ ☽ ❄ ☇ ☈ ⊙ ☉ ℃ ℉ ° ❅ ✺ ϟ

 

Writing:

✉ ✍ ✎ ✏ ✐✑✒ ✁ ✂ ✃ ✄

 

Checks and X's:

☑ ✓ ✔ √ ☐ ☒ ☓ ✕ ✖ ✗ ✘ ✇

 

Business symbols:

$ ₣ ¢ £ ¤ ¥ ฿ ₠ ₡ ₢ ₣ ₤ ₥ ₦ ₧ ₨ ₩ ₫ ₪ €

$ ¢ ﹩ £ ¥ ₩ ™ ℠ © ® ℗

 

Arrows:

▲ ◣ ◢ ◥ ▼ △ ▽ ⊿ ◤ ◥ △ ▴ ▵ ▶ ▷ ▸ ▹ ► ▻ ▼ ▽ ▾ ▿ ◀ ◁ ◂ ◃ ◄ ◅

➟ ➡ ➢ ➣ ➤ ➥ ➦ ➧ ➨ ➚ ➘ ➙ ➛ ➜ ➝ ➞ ➸ ♐ ➲ ➳ ➳ ➴ ➵ ➶ ➷ ➸ ➹ ➺ ➻ ➼ ➽ ← ↑ → ↓ ↔ ↕ ↖ ↗ ↘ ↙ ↚ ↛ ↜ ↝ ↞ ↟ ↠ ↡ ↢ ↣ ↤ ↥ ↦ ↧ ↨ ➫ ➬ ➩ ➪ ➭ ➮ ➯ ➱ ↩ ↪ ↫ ↬ ↭ ↮ ↯ ↰ ↱ ↲ ↳ ↴ ↵ ↶ ↷ ↸ ↹ ↺ ↻ ↼ ↽ ↾ ↿ ⇀ ⇁ ⇂ ⇃ ⇄ ⇅ ⇆ ⇇ ⇈ ⇉ ⇊ ⇋ ⇌ ⇍ ⇎ ⇏ ⇐ ⇑ ⇒ ⇓ ⇔ ⇕ ⇖ ⇗ ⇘ ⇙ ⇚ ⇛ ⇜ ⇝ ⇞ ⇟ ⇠ ⇡ ⇢ ⇣

⇤ ⇥ ⇦ ⇧ ⇨ ⇩ ⇪

 

Circled letters:

Ⓐ Ⓑ Ⓒ Ⓓ Ⓔ Ⓕ Ⓖ Ⓗ Ⓘ Ⓙ Ⓚ Ⓛ Ⓜ Ⓝ Ⓞ Ⓟ Ⓠ Ⓡ Ⓢ Ⓣ Ⓤ Ⓥ Ⓦ Ⓧ Ⓨ Ⓩ

ⓐ ⓑ ⓒ ⓓ ⓔ ⓕ ⓖ ⓗ ⓘ ⓙ ⓚ ⓛ ⓜ ⓝ ⓞ ⓟ ⓠ ⓡ ⓢ ⓣ ⓤ ⓥ ⓦ ⓧ ⓨ ⓩ

 

Circled numbers:

➀ ➁ ➂ ➃ ➄ ➅ ➆ ➇ ➈ ➉

➊ ➋ ➌ ➍ ➎ ➏ ➐ ➑ ➒ ➓

 

Fractions:

⅟ ½ ⅓ ¾ ⅔ ⅕ ⅖ ⅗ ⅘ ⅙ ⅚ ⅛ ⅜ ⅝ ⅞ % ℅ ‰ ‱

 

Math:

≂ ≃ ≄ ≅ ≆ ≇ ≈ ≉ ≊ ≋ ≌ ≍ ≎ ≏ ≐ ≑ ≒ ≓ ≔ ≕ ≖ ≗ ≘ ≙ ≚ ≛ ≜ ≝ ≞ ≟ ≠ ≡ ≢ ≣ ≤ ≥ ≦ ≧ ≨ ≩ ⊰ ⊱ ⋛ ⋚ ∫ ∬ ∭ ∮ ∯ ∰ ∱ ∲ ∳

 

Sub- and super-script:

⁰ ² ⁱ ⁴ ⁵ ⁶ ⁷ ⁸ ⁹ ⁺ ⁻ ⁼ ⁽ ⁾ ⁿ ₀ ₁ ₂ ₃ ₄ ₅ ₆ ₇ ₈ ₉ ₊ ₋ ₌ ₍ ₎

 

Circles:

❂ ○ ◎ ● ◯ ◕ ◔ ◐ ◑ ☢ ⊗ ⊙ ◘ ◙ ◍

 

Roman numerals:

Ⅰ Ⅱ Ⅲ Ⅳ Ⅴ Ⅵ Ⅶ Ⅷ Ⅸ Ⅹ Ⅺ Ⅻ Ⅼ Ⅽ Ⅾ Ⅿ ⅰ ⅱ ⅲ ⅳ ⅴ ⅵ ⅶ ⅷ ⅸ ⅹ ⅺ ⅻ ⅼ ⅽ ⅾ ⅿ

 

Chess pieces:

♚ ♛ ♜ ♝ ♞ ♟

♔ ♕ ♖ ♗ ♘ ♙

 

Card suits:

♦ ♠ ♥ ♣

♢ ♤ ♡ ♧

 

Hands:

☚ ☛ ☜ ☝ ☞ ☟ ✌

 

Stars:

❂ ⋆ ✢ ✣ ✤ ✥ ✦ ✧ ✩ ✪ ✫ ✬ ✭ ✮ ✯ ✰ ★ ✱ ✲ ✳ ✴ ✵ ✶ ✷ ✸ ✹ ✺ ✻ ✼ ❄ ❅ ❆ ❇ ❈ ๑

 

Religious:

✡ ☩ ☨ ☦ ✙ ✚ ✛ ✜ ✝ ✞ ✠ ☪ ☥ ☩ ♆ 卐

 

Political:

Ⓐ ☭

 

Oriental:

㊊㊐㊋㊌㊍㊎㊏㊐㊑㊒㊓㊔㊕㊖㊗㊀㊁㊂㊃㊄㊅㊆㊇㊈㊉

 

Hearts:

♥ ღ ۵

 

Sex and gender:

♋ ♂ ♀ ♁ ☿ 웃 유 ☌

 

Flowers:

✽ ✾ ✿ ❀ ❁ ❃ ❋

 

Phones:

✆ ☎ ☏

 

Quotes:

❝❞ «» ‶ ‷‴ ‹ › ‸ ^ ′ ″ ‵ ‘ ’ ‚ ‛ “ ” „ ‟

 

Punctuation:

❢ ❣ ⁇ ⁈ ⁉ ‼ ‽ ! ! ؟

 

Planets and an ex-planet:

Sun

☽ ☾ ● ◯ Moon

Mercury

Venus

⊕ ♁ Earth

Mars

Jupiter

Saturn

Uranus

Neptune

Pluto

Comet

 

Zodiac:

♈ – Aries
♉ – Taurus
♊ – Gemini
♋ – Cancer
♌ – Leo
♍ – Virgo
♎ – Libra
♏ – Scorpio
♐ – Sagittarius
♑ – Capricorn
♒ – Aquarius
♓ – Pisces

 

Assorted:

╠╛

۞ 

۝

ﺁ ﷲ

(-’๏_๏’-)

(◐ o ◑ )

(⊙…⊙ )

(•ิ_•ิ)

(•ิ_•ิ\)

๏[-ิ_•ิ]๏

(/•ิ_•ิ)

(¯`•¸•´¯)

εїз

ღღღ

 

Credit to the anonymous owner of a Google Doc for organizing these.

As you can see, these symbols also work fine within blog posts. If there are some I missed, just let me know in the comments. Happy Posting!

BONUS TIP! Compliments of Stephanie Calahan: Take symbols that you like to use often and add them as keyboard shortcuts on your smart phone, like "chk" for "✔".

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Mike Allton, Content Marketing Practitioner

Mike is a Content Marketing Practitioner, Blogger and Author in St. Louis, and the Chief Marketing Officer at SiteSell. He has been working with websites and the Internet since the early '90's, and is active on all of the major social networks. Mike teaches a holistic approach to content marketing that leverages blog content, social media and SEO to drive traffic, generate leads, and convert those leads into sales.

Mike is the author of, "The Unofficial Book On HootSuite: The #1 Tool for Social Media Management", "The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect LinkedIn Profile.", and "Blog Promotionology, The Art & Science of Blog Promotion."

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