Using Chat Emoticons

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To use emoticons while chatting in Google Properties (ie. Gmail, orkut chat, Google+) just choose one of these options:

  • Type a combination of keys (see the options below) and press Enter.
  • Click the blue smiley-face button at the right of the text-entry field. A pop-up menu appears, where you can choose from different emoticon sets, including circular, rectangular, or standard.

When you select a particular emoticon set, it becomes your default set. All incoming and outgoing emoticons will appear in your default style until you change sets.

Here's a list of emoticons in standard format:

 

 

Emoticon Key Combination
<3

It's a monkey!
:(|)

Rock out.
\m/
:-o
smiley face emoticon
:D
:(
x-(
B-)
:'(
smiley face emoticon
=D
;)
:-|
smiley face emoticon
=)
smiley face emoticon
:-D
;^)
;-)
smiley face emoticon
:-)
:-/
:P

 

Note: if you send an emoticon to someone who isn't using chat in Gmail, Google+ or orkut,the emoticon may not display properly.