Add New Emoticons To Facebook Comments

July 18, 2013 · 24 comments

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Add New Emoticons To Facebook Comments

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Recently, beyond the official Facebook comment emoticons, a whole collection of unofficial ones have begun turning up. 

Some of these are regular ascii based emoticons and others are modified ascii based. 

For desktop users, the easiest way to start having some fun with these is to install the “Facebook Comment Emoticons” browser add-on for Firefox, Safari, or Chrome. 

Note: These are not the new open-graph related smilies that everyone got a few weeks back. Keep reading to see what I mean! 

Facebook Emoticons For Comments 

You can download the browser add-on here

 Though it has a few differences between the Chrome and Firefox version, the add-ons are fundamentally the same and look like this: 

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The smilies appear correctly for “most” people that are not running the add-on.  A few however, seem wonky and occasionally display as random empty squares. 

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The best way to stay up to date on this add-on’s changes is to like their Facebook page here

These easily lend themselves to lots of silliness and if you need a safe place to test them out at, you can do so on their FB page as well. 

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Just be aware that if one of your friends mentions some “weird square” that you posted, it’s probably just them not being able to see one of the emoticons. (Although, unlike many previous graphics toys, most of these do not require the other person to have the add-on to see them in some manner.)

Hope this adds some fun to your Facebook!

Enjoy!

~ Kim ~
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PS: In chrome, the add-on adds a browser button to your menu bar. You can right click on it and select “Hide Button” to easily make it go away. 

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24 comments
RachelLavern
RachelLavern

Hi Kim,


Like your video.  I just decided to start using emoticons more ... mainly because people take more far more seriously that I take myself :)  I recall a co-worker years ago suggesting that I use more 'sugar words' in my writing LOL


Chery Schmidt
Chery Schmidt

Hi Kim! I am not even sure how I landed on this article here today but I love it! Just this morning a friend if mine on FB sent me a rose when we were talking about how to prune them! I really wanted to know how he did this.. Wooo Hooo Now I do I am off to play with my new tool.. HEHE

Thanks for sharing.Have a Great Memorial Weekend Chery :))

Kathy Miller
Kathy Miller

I LOVE these I hope it works on yahoo. KM

Leanne Chesser
Leanne Chesser

Haha! I love emoticons :). I have an app on my phone and I'll be adding this extension so I can use them on Facebook. Great tutorial!

Scott Craighead
Scott Craighead

Kim, All these emoticons really bring back the days of MSN Messenger and Yahoo Messenger. Heck even ICQ Messenger. Back when the internet was simple and MSN messenger ruled the world! And then cellphones come out. :( - Scott Craighead

Raena Lynn
Raena Lynn

Hi Kim,

Thanks for sharing. I've installed the add-on and I think it will add a little bit of fun to Facebook. I already made a Google+ comment about Skype...can't beat Skype! There is an emotion for almost any situation. Sometimes when I'm on Facebook I think, "Oh I wish I had the clapping Skype Emoticon!" Or the (my lips are sealed). I'm sure you get the point.

Thanks again for an easy install.

Raena Lynn

Cherrie Bautista
Cherrie Bautista

I use the emoji app in my iphone but nothing on my desktop. This should be a neat addition to make Facebook socializing more fun! Thanks, Kim!

Willena Flewelling
Willena Flewelling

This looks like lots of fun! Thanks for brightening my day. :) ~ Willena

Bradley
Bradley

Nice. Now those damned iPhone users have NOTHING on me. :D

And btw, I liked the personalized Myspace backgrounds. Mine is still in place 4 years later.

Marty Diamond
Marty Diamond

What fun - I wondered where you were getting some of your FB emoticons - now I know

Clint Butler
Clint Butler

I have been using the new Graph one's after my wife showed me that they were there. Too much fun, had a whole conversation with my youngest son just using them lol.

Donna Merrill
Donna Merrill

Hey Kim,

How much fun is this? I wasn't a fan of emoticons, until lately because it gives the comment a little more umph!

Using this extension of emoticons will help us stick out of the crowd!

I'm running off to play with them now!

-Donna

Joe Hart
Joe Hart

Cool emoticons.Will these emoticons display correctly if used on a status update?

Hector Houston
Hector Houston

Not too crazy about these Emoticons... Gives FB a MySpace tacky feel.

james
james

I have send thes to my girlfriend and she really like them.

Jon Klokov
Jon Klokov

Oh jeez. I showed my girlfriend this and I don't think I'm ever going to see the end of new emoticons on FB now. And I swear, some of these emoticons are getting weirder and weirder as time goes on, the other day I got just strings of bizarre faces...won't sleep tonight, I know it.

Kim Castleberry
Kim Castleberry

Oh that's funny! Bet that was quite the conversation! Glad to hear you're having fun with the kid!

Kim

Kim Castleberry
Kim Castleberry

Sorry Joe, but they will not work in status updates. These are only for comments. It's just the way FB is coded.

Kim

Kim Castleberry
Kim Castleberry

I hear ya Hector... can you imagine what FB would look like if FB let us have the personalized page backgrounds and colored flashing text that Myspace used to have?

Kim Castleberry
Kim Castleberry

She probably will James! Girls tend to love this sort of cute stuff!

Kim

Kim Castleberry
Kim Castleberry

Ha! Nope, she'll be entertained for hours. If you have any bad habits, tonight is the night to indulge in them because she'll be busy! ;) Hopefully you are not stalked by emoticons in your dreams, Jon!

Kim

Jon Klokov
Jon Klokov

I imagine it'd make people throw up (me at least), and I've already seen some disturbing cover photos that just boggle the mind. Still, Facebook is just too useful as a social networking tool and everyone organizes and handles things via FB, so I've got no major complaints!

Jon Klokov
Jon Klokov

Turns out it went better than expected, she's stopped using emojis on that darn iPhone, so it looks like she's done with the plethora of faces!