How To Add Twitter Symbols with a Chrome Extension

Have you ever seen those icons on Twitter? You know the ones, a plane, heart, star sign etc. Well there are several ways of adding these to your tweets when your on Twitter, but there is a great Chrome Extension which will give you a brilliant way of adding these Twitter Symbols when you are Tweeting.

Twitter Symbols will add an extra button next to the Tweet button on the Twitter website and will open an on-screen box allowing you to click on a Twitter Symbol to add to your tweet.

Twitter Symbols

So all you have to do is click on the button and the selection box will open up, then you can simply add what you want to make your tweet a little different.

One thing I have noticed when using these Twitter Symbols though, is not all of them will be displayed on Tweetdeck, even with the option for International font/Twitterkey selected in Tweetdecks setting, but they do seem to work on Twitter itself πŸ˜‰

So by using the Twitter Symbols you can tweet a custom tweet like I have below:

If you are looking for a way of using these Twitter Symbols and you are using Chrome then this is certainly a useful extension to use and ideal for any Twitter user πŸ˜‰

Karen Woodham
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  • That’s pretty cool, I wish Tweetdeck would support symbols, but it doesn’t show them, or animated gif images when people have animated profiles.

    • If you go in to the settings on TweetDeck and select “Colors/Font” and then click “International Font/Twitterkey” then TweetDeck will display some of the symbols in the tweets you receive, maybe in a next update TweetDeck will have the option of adding TwitterKeys..

  • hi karen! that’s pretty useful stuff. I’ve been using twitter for a while now, but never knew of these symbols. Anyway i use Mozilla, is there anyway i can add these symbols there?

  • Thanks for sharing this application. I used a firefox version that is similar, but I don’t know if all these symbols are well read in everyplace πŸ˜‰

    All the best,


    • Thanks Gera, I used to use one on FireFox, but since migrating to Chrome, I haven’t booted up FF for ages πŸ˜‰

  • Most of my friends have dropped FireFox in favour of Chrome πŸ˜‰