Emoticons for Instagram, Facebook and Twitter

Sara Martín

Sara Martín, metricool.com

Emoticons for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter 

 

There are multiple ways to capture attention on social networks or online channels. One of them is the use of emoticons.

Emoticons and symbols work very well on social media publications. However, …

→ How many can we use?

→ In which position do they work best?

→ When can they overwhelm users?

Keep reading to find all the answers.

 

How to use emoticons

Smiley faces, arrows or any other symbols will help you to grab people’s attention and show proximity. At the end of the day, these are also resources that you use daily on WhatsApp or any other app

So, where should you use them?

Emoticons and symbols on social media

If you highlight your message by using emoticons and arrows, customers will pay more attention to your ads and therefore, the chances of conversion will increase.

You can use an arrow to point at the link, quote the keyword, etc.

You can find a visual example below:

 

 

Email marketing campaigns

Use visual elements on your subject line to increase the possibilities of your email being opened.

If your inbox is loaded with new emails, which one will catch your attention?

One that surprises you, includes some emoticons or capital letters will stick out from other emails.

You should try it, pay attention to the following example:

What subject line catch your eye first?

 

 

Ads

Including emojis and symbols on your Facebook or Twitter ads will also help you to connect with users and get their attention.

When links are included, they will help you to highlight the URL.

 

 

Blog articles or posts

If you have a blog where you frequently write articles with the objective of connecting with your readers and show closeness, the use of emojis, symbols and variations in your writing will be key to reach that goal.

You should try it!

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You can also apply persuasive writing techniques to capture your reader’s attention

DISCOVER PERSUASIVE WRITING TECHNIQUES HERE

Meta descriptions and titles

Google SERP is another scenario where you can use symbols and emoticons through meta descriptions and titles. It will help you to stick out among other search results.

Be aware that not all the emoticons work on Google, some of them are:  [ ]  ▷ ✅

 

 

More symbols that you can use.

We have put together a list with the most popular and striking emoticons and symbols:

Symbols

Sometimes, emoticons are not enough for some actions and the use of symbols are necessary. You can find some examples of the most relevant symbols that will complement your content below:

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■ □ ▢ ▲ △ ▼ ▽ ◆ ◇ ○ ◎ ● ◯ Δ ◕ ◔

 

Arrows

Use arrows in your Call-to-action or CTA to get the most of it:

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This is an example of how to use arrows:

 

Other symbols

You can also use symbols to act as a break line to separate and highlight your content

Aquí tienes otros símbolos como líneas divisorias que te permitirán separar o destacar el contenido que quieras ofrecer.

These are the most popular ones:

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FREE tools to find the right symbols and emoticons 

If you feel that you still need more symbols and emoticons than the ones we have already shared with you, there are some FREE tools that will help you find the right symbols and emoticons for your content:

 

Chrome extensions

With this Chrome extension you will save plenty of time and you will have a large variety of symbols very handy.

 

 

Webpages 

You can also visit these pages to copy-paste their emoticons:

 

I hope that you reach all your goals by using all kind of symbols and emoticons.

Good luck!

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