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Facebook has just rolled a new feature that allows users to fill their friends’ Facebook pages with emoticons. Well, maybe not the whole page, as that would be rather annoying, but you can leave a comment filled with all kinds of Facebook emotional goodness. Facebook has had emoticons available in the chat client for some time, and now you can brighten someone’s day (or annoy them to death, depending on their personality type) by leaving lots of emoticon comments too.

The keyboard shortcuts for using these emoticons are pretty standard, so anyone who has sent a smiley face in an IM service or text message should have little trouble figuring out how to leave emoticon comments. For example, to leave a smiley face, you can type :), :-), :], or =). If the mood strikes you, you can even send your friends a shark by typing (^^^). You just never know when your friends might need a little shark in their life, and Facebook is happy to give you that right.

You can get a complete list of emoticons from this site. It will tell you how to make all the happy little faces on Facebook with ease.

You do not need to enable anything on Facebook to use the new smileys. Simply go to a friends post, type the keyboard shortcut and you will have left an emoticon comment.

I now turn to you, our faithful readers; do you think this is a cool new feature for Facebook, or will you find emoticons in your comments annoying? Hit the comments section and let us know!


Source: Gizmodo

  1. Heather
    December 1, 2012 at 6:45 am

    I think it's a great feature. Like anything else, one needs to decide how much is enough :-)
    I wish it worked here too <3 ;-)

    My friends developed an app that lets you see a list of all emoticons and many others on the Facebook page, on site.

  2. Ben Gentry
    October 24, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    I like them but some people get carried away with using them

  3. druv vb
    October 23, 2012 at 10:49 am

    It was time, since I use it more than sms...

  4. Stacey
    October 22, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    This is so cool

  5. Stacey
    October 22, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    This is so cool

  6. Geriann Jones
    October 20, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    great news.
    it's about time!!

  7. Alan Phasey
    October 20, 2012 at 10:02 am

    that will keep the twinkies happy

  8. Mina Li
    October 17, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    I find it annoying. I understand that some people might like it but if it's going to be in comments, it should at least be optional.

    The main issue I have with it is that the interpretations of some emotes that I use are very different that what I use them as. The best examples are " >:( " and " :3 ". The first one I see as an angry face. But facebook's icon for it looks more like someone with a headache. And the second one I see as smiling, with perhaps a slightly mischievous air. The icon for it looks like a high creep.

    It was annoying enough in facebook's messages but putting it in comments is too much. FACEBOOK. PLEASE MAKE THE EMOTICONS OPTIONAL.

  9. Ritwick Saikia
    October 17, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    I find myself regularly overusing emoticons in chat and sms but still they are welcome in FB comments :-) :-)

  10. Scutterman
    October 17, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Is there any way to disable emoticons either from displaying as I type or from displaying entirely? I much prefer the text equivalents, and sometimes a valid character string gets turned into an emoticon by mistake.

  11. Spiegelschrank
    October 17, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    I am of the same opinion as you do, if you consider that the man can say the same respect as you,,

  12. Sally D
    October 17, 2012 at 3:50 am

    I came across some pages where the comments were looking a bit different today. Took a second for me to realize that the Smileys aka Emoticons we use in the Comments and Chats had the actual graphical icons in the comments too. I also found this video:

  13. Kingsley Watson
    October 17, 2012 at 1:41 am

    i used them before so am going to continue to use them and i don't find them annoying

  14. Drew Butler
    October 17, 2012 at 12:45 am

    They should have a thumbs down emoticon! LMAO

  15. John Buxbaum
    October 17, 2012 at 12:45 am

    honestly - it's amazing it's taken them this long to get to this...

  16. Edwin Williams
    October 16, 2012 at 8:06 pm


  17. Marcelo Queiroz
    October 16, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Will be useful. If the tool exists in other media, why not on Facebook? Being boring or not depend of emoticons, depends on the user.

  18. Marcelo Queiroz
    October 16, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Vai ser útil. Se a ferramenta existe em outros meios, por que não no Facebook? Ser chato ou não independe dos emoticons, depende do usuário.

  19. Philbert Desenex
    October 16, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    saw it yesterday... love it

  20. Anonymous
    October 16, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    I will be annoyed to death by my friends.

  21. ula salinas
    October 16, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    what about all us mac users?

  22. Muhammad Rizwan Aziz
    October 16, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    That's a nice improvement.Me thinks,many will find it a cool update...

  23. Alexis Ceroleni
    October 16, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Finally! I still need emoticons for Angry and Ashamed

  24. Alex Downs
    October 16, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    So Facebook can do what we've been doing for at least 15 years now?

  25. Harish Jonnalagadda
    October 16, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    One thing that was missing in the facebook comment system.. Now there will be emoticons everywhere.

  26. Prabha Rani
    October 16, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    I really liked this feature, especially the shark. I am waiting for this feature as I like emoticons :)

  27. Yiz Borol
    October 16, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Hasn't this been around for a while?

  28. Harry Barnes
    October 16, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    yay ;)

  29. Alex Perkins
    October 16, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    About time.

  30. Asim Ali
    October 16, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    yeah !!! that's a good move by the facebook ... keep it up :)

  31. Chee Yong Hsia
    October 16, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Nice feature

  32. Aloys Wegener
    October 16, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    How to NOT make a smiley in a Facebook comment?

    Suppose, I want to write a capital letter B immediately followed by a closing round bracket, and not a smiley --- what do I do?

  33. salim benhouhou
    October 16, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    thank you for the update Dave

  34. Aditya Roy
    October 16, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    They also added some new emoticons for facebook chat.

  35. Pwince Khan
    October 16, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    the comment section now looks messy and also pain on eyes :/

  36. Trí ??c Nguy?n
    October 16, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    oh, i love it. I thought fb was shortage emotion icon, now it has. enjoy. :))

  37. Ashwin Ramesh
    October 16, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    My initial thought when this was introduced was "Now I can actually see proper faces and expressions instead of random punctuation marks!".. but then after a couple of days.. "Damn! It really IS annoying to have these emoticons when you tend to read comments".. So now I stick to random punctuation marks and alphabets :D

    • Pwince Khan
      October 16, 2012 at 1:33 pm

      thats what our eyes see first, emoticons and Alphabets only lol its annoying!!

  38. Anonymous
    October 16, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    This feature is cool and I was waiting for it.

  39. Raj Sarkar
    October 16, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Can be annoying with posts having a lot of comments.

  40. Mac Witty
    October 16, 2012 at 11:52 am

    It depends, on everyday, social small talks I find then useful. They are sometimes necessary but often more disturbing when it is more serious discussions. Saying that, I do like the "plain text" emoticons better

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