ALT Codes - Alt Codes for Instant Messaging (IM) and Chat

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List of Alt Codes for Instant Messaging (IM) and Chat

ALT Codes for Instant Messaging
Alt Code Symbol Description
Alt 1 Happy Smiley
Alt 2 Sad Smiley
Alt 3 Heart
Alt 11 Male Sign
Alt 12 Female Sign
Alt 13 Quaver
Alt 14 Joined Quavers



Just hold Fn& Alt at the same time your typing the code

great tips and awesome, thanks :)

Thanks for sharing it with us. Excellent work.

Yes, those are some great shortcodes. Really increase work productivity.

Nice post Thanks a lot for sharing.

The site is very helpful but it is true some of them are not working but majority are good.

Use number pad on right side of keyboard.

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um... theres more than that.

this is one is really i cool i used to use them during chat :)

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Why can't you use keys at top to use this? lot's of laptops does not have keys at side..including mine...

On a laptop computer, there usually is no numeric keypad. You need to press the FN (function) and the NUMLK key in order to use the ALT key to make symbols. So, FN + NUMLK will enable this function for you.
The numbers are on the fronts of certain keyboard keys: M=0, J=1, K=2, L=3, U=4, I=5, O=6, 7=7, 8=8, and 9=9. To end function just press FN + NUMLK again.
ALT + 13= ♪
ALT + 14= ♫
ALT + 15= ☼

Widescreen laptops have this facility. If you wish to use alt codes, you can buy a USB numpad for your laptop. It has all the numbers, symbols and keys on this facility. Most computer keyboards and widescreen laptops only have this. Not so much with notebooks and smaller screen designed laptops. Sorry.

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☻ ♥ ♂ ♀ ♪ ♫

Alt 15 ☼ Sun
Alt 16 ► Right arrow
Alt 17 ◄ Left arrow
Alt 18 ↕ Up and down arrow
Alt 19 ‼ Double exclaimation mark

☺ Happy Smiley
Alt 2 ☻ Sad Smiley
Alt 3 ♥ Heart
Alt 11 ♂ Male Sign
Alt 12 ♀ Female Sign
Alt 13 ♪ Quaver
Alt 14 ♫


So cool!

I love to see a smiley face when I'm sending an instant message :)

I Got The ™ Sign ALT-0153

would like to know if there is a alt code for thumbs down????

Wow, these are awesome!

Thank you dude..........
what a great collection provided.
I have tried so many from it..........and they are working.....!!!

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☺♥♀♫☼↕○◘•♦♣♠¶◙§↨↑↓→←∟↔▲▼ !"#$%&'()*+-./⌂ÇüéâäàåçêëèïîìÄÅÉæÆôöòûùÿÖ£¢Ü¥₧ƒáíóúñѪº¿⌐¬½¼¡«»░░░ ░ ▒ ▓ │ ┤╡╢╖╕╣║╗╝╜╛┐└┴┬├ ─ ┼ ╞ ╟ ╚ ╔╩╦╠═╬╧╨╤╥╙╘╒╓╫╪ ┘┌ █ ██ ▄ ▌▐ ▀ α ß Γ π Σ σ µτΦ Θ Ω δ ∞ φ ε ∩ ≡ ± ⌠ ⌡ ÷ ≈°∙·√ ⁿ ² ■   after 257 they start repeating (yes i wasted my life going alt1, alt2, alt3,...ect all the way to 257)

AWESOME! Thanks for all the shortcuts!

I don't get how to do the smiley :(

how to type thisone?: ツ (I copied it ;))

That is a Japanese character "tsu", not a smiley. Enable a Japanese keyboard on your computer and type tsu, and you should be able to make it. Make sure it does not end up つ because that is also tsu.

everyone who wants smileys do alt 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and so on like this ☺☻♥♦♣♠•◘○◙♂♀♪♫☼►◄↕‼¶§☼♣•A◘•○A6W3↓☼→¢+E▼ A

Note: some go on like this one å and δ in the thousands but the å is alt.1414 and the δ is 1515

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Thats still a happy smiley ☻

how can i make this ★ ?

I like this post.Now i can also use emoticons by pressing keys quickly.

Nice post, thankyou so much for posting.

Thankyou very helpful shortcuts is both useful and creative.

and δ in the thousands but the å is alt.1414 and the δ is 1515

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it really helped me.... thanks to jae cee :)

I enjoy reading the post!

This is an excellent  post. I learned a lot about what you talking about. Not sure if I agree with you completely  though.

Does anyone know if I can do this code with my cell phone? I want to do alt 164 ñ but don't know how..TY

can I do alt 164 on my cellphone?

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