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Text icon symbol examples

We’ve all seen text icons scattered across headlines and profile names in LinkedIn, Twitter, and even popular blogs. Egotistical marketing and sales people put stars next to their names, technophiles use clouds, teenagers use heart and crown symbols, and everyone else uses just about every profile icon under the sun (yep, there’s one for that too ☼). There is no better way to make your profile or blog post stand out – it’s time to join the crowd!

To use these text symbols, simply copy and paste them into your social profile or blog editor. Make sure you test the results on different browsers as icons sometimes will display differently on IE vs. Chrome or even Firefox.

Text Smileys and Frowny Faces

Some cool text smileys and other familiar faces. Use the smiley icons text to add a bit of cheer, or throw a sad face at someone to show them you mean business.

☺ ☹ ☻ ツ ッ シ ت

 

Most Popular LinkedIn Profile Icons

Depending on audience, diamond, star, heart and cloud symbols seem to be the most popular text icons on LinkedIn. Diamonds and bullets do a great job of breaking up text – the diamonds are also perfect to separate 1-3 word business descriptions or to stand alone as title icons.

♦ ♢ ✦ ✩ ✪ ✫ ✬ ✭ ✯ ✰ ★ ✱ ✲ ✵ ✷ ☁ ♡ ♥ ✔ ☑

 

Example of a Salesforce.com MVP using a cloud text icon in her LinkedIn profile:
Cloud profile icon example


 

Cutesy Text Icons

Go with cute text icons like flowers, hearts, and crowns. Even show that you work for a non-profit or support a cause with a peace symbol.

♥ ❤ ♡ ♥ ❣ ✿ ❀ ❁ ❃ ❋ ♔ ♕ ♚ ♛ ☮

 

Cool Text Symbols to Stand Out

These funny text icons will either make your smile, or actually laugh out loud. Well, maybe not all of them but they will add a bit of designer flare to your pages.

✌ ☢ ☠ ✈ ✉ ☣ ☤ ♫ ♪ © ® ➳ ☃ ☂ ✄ ∞ Ω ♦ ♠ ♥ ♣ ♢ ♤ ♡ ♧ ☼ ☀

 

Sexy Text Icons

These ones speak for themselves.

♋ ♂ ♀ ☿ 웃 유

 

Religious & Spiritual Symbols

After using the set of symbols above, repent and make good with these religious text symbols.

☨ ✞ ✝ † ☯ ✡ ♁

 

Text Arrows & Pointers

These are great, especially to draw attention to a certain area of your social profile or blog post, or even to use as headline icons where your name or title is displayed.

☚ ☛ ☜ ☝ ☞ ☟ ➡ ➢ ➣ ➤ ➥ ➦ ➧ ➨ ➚ ➘ ➙ ➛ ➜ ➝ ➞ ➸ ♐ ➲ ➳ ➳ ➴ ➵ ➶ ➷ ➸ ➹ ➺ ➻ ➼ ➽ ← ↑ → ↓ ↔ ↕ ↖ ↗ ↘ ↙

 

There you have it, a nice set of text symbols to use online. Be creative and have fun!

If you use these profile icons on your LinkedIn or Twitter pages (or anywhere else for that matter), please remember to share this article so others can add a bit of personality to their profiles as well.

 

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