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Emoticons and special symbols for Facebook status and chat

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October

Every once in awhile someone will update their Facebook status with some cool symbols and characters. Have you seen the "Happy Birthday" wall posts that look like this?

Happy Birthday

Have you ever wondered how people do that? To get the below symbols, all you have to do is hold down the alt key (or option key on a Mac) and type another key. But who wants to remember which key makes each symbol? Wouldn't a simple copy and paste be better? The answer...YES!

The easiest way to use these would be to create a Note in your Facebook profile and just paste them in the body of the note. Then you can quickly access them whenever you want. I'll post them in a Note on the Gadget Guy Facebook page so you can copy them and make your own note. Enjoy!

Emoticons and symbols for Facebook status, comments and wall posts

♥ ✈ ☺ ☑ ♠ ☎ ☻ ♫ ☒ ♤ ☤ ☹ ♪ ♀ ✩ ✉ ☠ ✔ ♂ ★ ✇ ♺ ✖ ♨ ❦ ☁ ✌ ♛ ❁ ☪ ☂ ✏ ♝ ❀ ☭☃ ☛ ♞ ✿ ☮ ☼ ☚ ♘ ✾ ☯ ☾ ☝ ♖ ✽ ✝ ☄ ☟ ♟ ✺ ☥ ✂ ✍ ♕ ✵ ☉ ☇ ☈ ☡ ✠ ☊ ☋ ☌ ☍♁ ✇ ☢ ☣ ✣ ✡ ☞ ☜ ✜ ✛ ❥ ♈ ♉ ♊ ♋ ♌ ♍ ♎ ♏ ♐ ♑ ♒ ♓ ☬ ☫ ☨ ☧ ☦ ✁ ✃ ✄ ✎ ✐❂ ❉ ❆ ♅ ♇ ♆ ♙ ♟ ♔ ♕ ♖ ♗ ♘ ♚ ♛ ♜ ♝ ♞ © ® ™ … ∞ ¥ € £ ƒ $ ≤ ≥ ∑ « » ç ∫ µ ◊ ı ∆ Ω ≈ * § • ¶ ¬ † & ¡ ¿ ø å ∂ œ Æ æ π ß ÷ ‰ √ ≠ % ˚ ˆ ˜ ˘ ¯ ∑ º ª ‽

 Source: www.pickmore.com

Emoticons for Facebook chat

I knew Facebook chat supported emoticons but didn't know which onese were in the set. A quick search found this set on several sites. For many of the emoticons there are several character sets but you only need to use one. Oh, and who is Chris Putnam? He's a Facebook engineer who coded his own emoticon into Facebook and it ended up being an Easter egg that is now Facebook lore. He even has his own Facebook page.

Happy chatting!


facebook-emoticon-happy.gifSmile/Happy :-) :) :] =)
facebook-emoticon-sad.gifFrown/Sad :-( :( :[ =(
facebook-emoticon-tongue.gifTongue :-P :P :-p :p =P
facebook-emoticon-grin.gifGrin :-D :D =D
facebook-emoticon-gasp.gifGasp :-O :O :-o :o
facebook-emoticon-wink.gifWink ;-) ;)
facebook-emoticon-grumpy.gifGrumpy >:-( >:(
facebook-emoticon-unsure.gifUnsure :-/ :/ :-\ :\
facebook-emoticon-cry.gifCry :'(
facebook-emoticon-kiss.gifKiss :-* :*
facebook-emoticon-kiki.gifKiki ^_^
facebook-emoticon-squint.gifSquint -_-
facebook-emoticon-confuse.gifConfuse o.O O.o
facebook-emoticon-upset.gifUpset >-:O >:O >-:o >:o
facebook-emoticon-pacman.gifPacman :v
facebook-emoticon-cute-cat-like.gifCute Cat Like :3
facebook-emoticon-blue-sunglasses.gifGlasses 8-) 8) B-) B)
facebook-emoticon-black-sunglasses.gifSunglasses 8-| 8| B-| B|
facebook-emoticon-angel.gifAngel O:-) O:)
facebook-emoticon-devil.gifDevil 3:-) 3:)
facebook-emoticon-heart.gifHeart <3
facebook-emoticon-robot.gifRobot :|]
facebook-emoticon-chris-putnam.gifChris Putnam :putnam:
facebook-emoticon-shark.gifShark (^^^)
facebook-emoticon-penguin.gifPenguin <(“)
 

Source: www.fbemoticons.com

[Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 2:11pm]

    

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