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How to type backwards 3?

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If you remember texting on T9 keyboards back when we had no emojis to express ourselves, people used to get quite creative with emoticons. These emoticons were often made up of a combination of weird-looking characters that existed in ASCII or UNICODE, depending upon what device you were using. 

Modern-day texting is largely influenced by emojis. With companies like Apple coming forward with a lot more expressive emojis (memojis), emoticons are dying down quickly as emojis are more expressive and take less effort.

Some stickers and GIFs have become a standard part of texting now, which is only bad news for emoticons. While a few basic ones have managed to stick around, most of them, especially the complex ones, are disappearing quickly. 

In this article, we’re looking at how to type a backwards 3, mostly used in typing the heart emoticon ( Ɛ>). You could interpret it as a backwards E as well, depending on your perception.  Regardless, it was and still is an important part of typing emoticons. 

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Typing the backwards 3

There are a few ways you can go about this. The quick and easy way of doing so is simply copying it from here and using it wherever you want —  Ɛ

If you’d like to type the symbol yourself, you can do so by typing 0190 in your word processer and pressing Alt + X to reverse the code to print a backwards 3.

Alternatively, you can insert this symbol as a character in Word. Just follow these steps.

Step 1: Click on Insert, then Symbol, followed by More Symbols.

Step 2; Find the symbol or one of its variants, click it to select and click the Insert button to insert the symbol in the document. 

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: