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?"

So with the help of Safari and some javascript hacking I present to you a complete list of facebook emoticons.

smile
:-) :) :] =)
frown
:-( :( :[ =(
tongue
:-P :P :-p :p =P
grin
:-D :D =D
gasp
:-O :O :-o :o
wink
;-) ;)
glasses
8-) 8) B-) B)
sunglasses
8-| 8| B-| B|
grumpy
>:( >:-(
unsure
:/ :-/ :\ :-\
cry
:'(
devil
3:) 3:-)
angel
O:) O:-)
kiss
:-* :*
heart
<3
kiki
^_^
squint
-_-
confused
o.O O.o
upset
>:O >:-O >:o >:-o
pacman
:v
curly lips
:3
robot
:|]
Chris Putnam
:putnam:
Shark
(^^^)
Penguin
<(")
42
:42:
Thumb
(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 [[caleb.brown]].

Here is a collection of some emoticons that are created using user profile images.

Rock Sign
[[roxsign]]
Middle Finger
[[midfing]]

Enjoy.





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).

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