How To Disable The Smiles and Emoticons In Facebook Comment Replies

How To Disable The Smiles and Emoticons In Facebook Comment Replies

One Simple Little Tweak

Last night, Facebook made a change that enabled the emoticons (smilies) that formerly only worked in chat and private messages, to function in the comment replies. 

Smilies not your cup of tea? 

Fortunately, you can disable the emoticons with a simple little copy-paste. 

First, you’re going to need to grab FBPurity.  You’ve likely got a copy of it already since I talk about it so often. It’s free and it’s awesome and it makes Facebook so much better. 

FBPurity Custom CSS text box

Then, simply copy paste this code into the custom CSS option. 

/* revert smiley icons to text in posts and comments*/
.emote_img {display:none} .emote_text {display:inline} 

Hit Save to save your changes and voila!

No more annoying smilies in Facebook comments for you 😉

Blocking the smilies is pretty darn easy and might be a useful way to survive the next few days as many of us spam them like kids in a candy store LOL

~ Kim ~
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PS: You’d be amazed at all the things about Facebook you can fix with FBPurity. If you’ve been putting it off, the fact that it can help minimize the political chatter (by blocking political terms) might be a great incentive to give it a go. 

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18 Comments on "How To Disable The Smiles and Emoticons In Facebook Comment Replies"

2 years 7 months ago

Hi Kim,
Once again, I learn about another tool through you – off to try out FBPurity right now. Thanks so much for sharing a tool that will enable me to stop the political chatter – can’t wait for that to be over. My mind is running with other conversations I can’t wait to see the end of – “learn how to earn millions in a matter of days” – LOL!!!


2 years 7 months ago

Hello Kim,

Thanks for the heads up on both counts! I hadn’t heard that Facebook had enabled this and I didn’t realise that the smiling faces annoyed people. Oooh la la there is so much to this online etiquette … some people might be disappointed that they couldn’t smile. In written form some things can sound harsh I think the smiling faces can soften that. Great info as always Kim, thanks…

Ps do they annoy you?

2 years 7 months ago

I just noticed the new update when I logged in this morning. I had wondered before why the icons would show up in messages but not comments. It’s still too new for me to pass judgement, but should I decide I’m anti-smiley I will definitely use this. Thanks! :)

2 years 7 months ago

Kim you are always on top of things.

I haven’t noticed the smiles yet :)

As long as they are not over used they will not bother me.

For now I will leave it alone…but I will keep this information in mind if I feel the need to block those cute smiles in the future.


2 years 7 months ago

At the present time, I love the smilies, but if I ever decide I don’t want to have them, I know where to come. You blog is such a smorgasboard of internet information. When I’ve got a question, I need to get in the habit of coming here first. Thanks so much.