If you’ve ever wanted to point to something on your Facebook wall, now you can do it. All you have to do is insert one of these Facebook pointing hand symbols into your status message. They can be used to point something out or just to draw more attention to your post.
The Facebook pointing symbols come in both black and white and there are four different directions to choose from. No matter what you want to point to, there is a Facebook symbol you can use to point at least in the general direction.
There are many things you could point to with these symbols. Perhaps someone said something funny further down on your wall and you want to point it out to your mutual friends. Here are the Facebook symbols you can use to point to things.
Pointing Symbols for Facebook
Black hand pointing left
You can use the left-pointing hand at the end of your status update to point back at what you said, or at the beginning to point to something on the left sidebar.
Black hand pointing right
The right-pointing hand is good to use when you are talking about something on the right sidebar, like when you are complaining about Facebook’s ads.
White hand pointing left
The white hand that points to the left can be used the same ways as the black one. You decide which one you’d rather use.
White hand pointing right
Another idea for the left-pointing and right-pointing hands is to place a right-pointing hand at the beginning of your Facebook status update and a left-pointing hand at the end. That way, both hands point back toward your update.
White hand pointing up
What’s up? You can answer that by using this symbol. Or you can tell someone to shut up in Facebook chat if you feel like being rude.
White hand pointing down
The down-pointing hand can be used when you are talking about something at the bottom of the page. You might need this if you are trying to explain to someone how to use the bookmarks in Facebook.
You can copy and paste all of these pointing Facebook symbols from this post right into your Facebook updates and chat messages. Please leave a message in the comments if you know of any other pointing symbols that can be used on Facebook.