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?"
- :-) :) :] =)
- :-( :( :[ =(
- :-P :P :-p :p =P
- :-D :D =D
- :-O :O :-o :o
- ;-) ;)
- 8-) 8) B-) B)
- 8-| 8| B-| B|
- >:( >:-(
- :/ :-/ :\ :-\
- 3:) 3:-)
- O:) O:-)
- :-* :*
- o.O O.o
- >:O >:-O >:o >:-o
- curly lips
- Chris Putnam
- (Y) (y)
Some Facebook users have created their own emoticons for Facebook chat. They are created by setting up a user in Facebook with the emoticon set as the user profile image and using the square brackets to embed them in a chat. E.g: My profile image can be embedded in a chat using
Here is a collection of some emoticons that are created using user profile images.
- Rock Sign
- Middle Finger
Updated 21 July 2008: Moved B-) and B) from sunglasses to glasses and cleaned up formatting.
Updated 20 November 2008: Fixed spelling of tongue.
Updated 18 May 2009: Added the Shark.
Updated 21 September 2009: Added the Penguin. Thanks to everyone who let me know in the comments.
Updated 3 February 2010: Added the 42.
Updated 8 May 2012: Added the (Y).
Updated 28 November 2012: Added a section about user built emoticons and added some examples: [[roxsign]] and [[midfing]] (thanks @RachelWalker099).