While playing with Facebook Chat I wondered if it supported emoticons. Turns out it does. But when I tried the >:-) emoticon (a 'devil') and saw it printed as boring text, I wondered, "what smilies does facebook actually support?"
Facebook chat emoticons
Facebook chat aiya emoticon – >:o
Aiiiyaaa! What did you do?! I can’t believe you said that!
Facebook chat shark emoticon – (^^^)
The second newest Facebook chat emoticon in the whole of chat, it was introduced to a vigirous welcome and is used by more chatters than almost any other! Be careful going near the water!
Facebook chat penguin emoticon – <(")
The newest Facebook emoticon, and probably also the cutest! The super penguin Facebook chat emoticon is the one to send to your girlfriend if she asks for a present!
Facebook chat woot emoticon – O.o
If you can’t believe what the person you’re talking to just said, give them a w000t face! They’ll soon realise you’re suprise!
Facebook chat kiss emoticon – :*
The first of the romantic emoticons to use in your chats – the kiss also incorporates a small wink!
Facebook chat wink emoticon – ;)
A cute wink can deliver any number of different meanings – just remember if you’re going to send it to your crush, make sure your girlfriend or boyfriend isn’t watching!
Facebook chat tongue emoticon – :p
Sticking out your tongue in some cultures can be very offensive, however if it’s a Facebook chat emoticon I think you won’t be sent to prison (yet!).
Facebook chat sunglasses emoticon – 8-|
My future’s so bright, I have to wear shades! But I will never wear them indoors – only movie stars do that!
Facebook chat smiling emoticon – :)
The classic smiling icon, for use to show how happy you are with your life!
Facebook chat happy eyes emoticon – ^_^
Inspired by Japanese manga, this ‘happy eyes’ emoticon is a good way of showing your complete contentment with somebody close.
Facebook chat sad face emoticon – :(
Did someone say something to upset you? Show your displeasure with this Facebook chat sad emoticon.
Facebook chat robot emoticon – :|]
Do they robot! Show everyone you haven’t forgotten how to breakdance by adding a robot into your chats!
Facebook chat Putnam emoticon – :putnam:
There was a lot of controversy when this emoticon was first seen in Facebook chat – it turned out to be the face of Facebook engineer Chris Putnam.
Facebook chat heart emoticon – <3
Another romantic Facebook chat emoticon, this love heart can have your boyfriend or girlfriend eating out of the palm of your hand (maybe!).
Facebook chat pacman emoticon – :v
As described previously, this throwback emoticon is one of the most popular (especially among those Facebook users who were not born in the 1990s!).
Facebook chat glasses emoticon – 8)
People with glasses are often discriminated against when they are growing up, but now glasses are seen as a fashion item (and people who don’t need them wear them!). Try it for yourself with this glasses smiley.
Facebook chat gasp emoticon – :o
Another shocked face to show your friends that you have no idea why they would say what they just said!
Facebook chat errr emoticon – :/
Errr I think you need to rethink what you just said, because it makes no sense!
Facebook chat doh emoticon – >:-(
Doh! I can’t believe you’re so stupid!
Facebook chat devil emoticon – 3:)
Is it a sexy emoticon or an evil emoticon? With Halloween coming up, the devil emoticon might be one of the most useful in your chat arsenal!
Facebook chat crying emoticon – :’(
Don’t cry, just pretend to (using this smilie!). Whoever you’re talking to will soon change their mind about whatever they did or said!
Facebook chat cat smile emoticon – :3
Never has a man looked so content as this one!
Facebook chat big smile emoticon – :D
Another classic Facebook chat emoticon, the bigggg smile which can let everyone know how absolutely ecstatic you are!
Facebook chat angel emoticon – O:)
The last (but not least) emoticon, the angel, can show your pure and wholesome side (if you need help in convincing people!).
Facebook Red 42 emoticon – :42:
This is the newest emoticon to be added to the Facebook chat system! 42 is meant to be the meaning of life…whatever that means!