How to Send a Flower Through a Text Message

By Steph Klark

Updated September 28, 2017

When composing text messages, it is difficult to send smileys or certain emotions in a text message if your phone does not have smiley capabilities. However, you can use symbols on your cell phone to create different items. A flower can be sent in a text message to console someone, show emotions or for any other reason you would send real flowers.

Select "Options" in the message field of your phone.

Scroll down to highlight and select "Add Symbol." The symbols screen will appear.

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Scroll until you see the "@" symbol. This is called the "at" symbol. Press the corresponding number on your cell phone keypad that is next to the @ symbol. You will then be taken back to the message screen where you'll see the symbol.

Repeat Steps 1 and 2. Select the ")" (right parenthesis).

Repeat Steps 1 and 2. Select the "-" (dash/hyphen). Repeat to create two dashes.

Repeat Steps 1 and 2. Select the "," (comma) as the next symbol.

Repeat Step 5. Your flower should look like this: @)--,--. You can make the flower longer or shorter by adding spaces between the symbols.

Send your message. The receiver will see the flower as you typed it.


There are variations of this flower. See References.

Smart phones may already have the symbols on the keypad. They can be accessed by pressing Shift + the desired symbol. See the phones manual for instruction on accessing the symbols.