As you might already be aware, Facebook (which is the most used social networking website in the world today) now supports emoticons and smileys following the introduction of its live chat feature.
Without further ado, here is a complete list of facebook emoticons and their keyboard shortcuts. Here is how to use them: type in the code and press enter to get it to show up.
|(^^^)||Shark with sharp teeth out. read more...|
|<(")||Penguin looking to the left. read more...|
|:|]||Robot face. read more...|
|:)||A happy smiley face. read more...|
|:(||A sad and frowning smiley... read more...|
|:P||Sticking tongue out. read more...|
|:D||A big grin and laughing. read more...|
|:O||Shocked and surprised. read more...|
|;)||Winking. read more...|
|B)||Nerdy smiley with glasses. read more...|
|B|||Cool smiley wearing... read more...|
|>:(||Upset and angry. read more...|
|:/||Unsure or doubtful emoticon. read more...|
|:'(||Crying emoticon with tears. read more...|
|3:)||Laughing devil emoticon. read more...|
|O:)||A blushing angel with a halo. read more...|
|:*||Girl sending a kiss and a... read more...|
|<3||A red heart emoticon. read more...|
|^_^||Kekeke happy emoticon. read more...|
|-_-||Annoyed, sighing or bored. read more...|
|o.O||Confused or WTF emoticon. read more...|
|>:O||Upset, angry or shouting... read more...|
|:v||A Pacman emoticon. read more...|
|:3||Cat faced smiley. read more...|
|:putnam:||Christopher Putnam, a... read more...|
Each emote may have more than one shortcut, click on the read more link next to each icon to find all the codes and learn more about the meaning of the smiley.
Note that some of the shortcuts are case-sensitive. So if you type it in and it doesn't work the first time, make sure you've got all the letters correct! The ones in the above list work correctly and have been fully tested in the chat window.
The major drawback to these smiley faces is that Facebook does not allow direct entry of the emoticons. Instead, you have to know and remember the facebook emoticon shortcuts and codes and type them in where you need them. Once you type your message and press the Enter key, the smiley shortcut code will turn into the relevant graphical icon automatically.
It may be a little hard to remember all of the 25 codes, which is why we've created this dictionary. You can find the complete facebook emoticons list for chats and status in the table above. This listing includes all the new ones which have been recently added, such as the penguin or shark emoticon. Some of these are considered to be secret Easter eggs, so you can have some fun showing them off to your friends!
If you are already bored with these standard smileys and emoticons, you can use chat symbols to create some very unique and cool emoticons on facebook chat or status updates.
Here you'll find loads and loads of these cool symbol and plenty of information on how you can add your own personal touch to your facebook messages. As you probably have noticed, the use of symbols such as a peace sign, heart symbols, star symbols or music notes are very popular among users!