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!