Add New Emoticons To Facebook Comments

July 18, 2013 · 22 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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Jon Klokov July 18, 2013 at 1:16 am

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.

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Kim Castleberry July 18, 2013 at 1:46 am

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

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Jon Klokov July 21, 2013 at 2:50 am

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!

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james July 18, 2013 at 9:45 pm

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

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Kim Castleberry July 19, 2013 at 2:04 am

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

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Hector Houston July 19, 2013 at 12:08 am

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

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Kim Castleberry July 19, 2013 at 2:02 am

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?

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Jon Klokov July 19, 2013 at 2:21 am

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!

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Joe Hart July 19, 2013 at 4:38 am

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

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Kim Castleberry July 19, 2013 at 4:39 am

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

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Donna Merrill July 19, 2013 at 10:12 am

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
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Clint Butler July 19, 2013 at 11:54 am

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.

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Kim Castleberry July 19, 2013 at 5:55 pm

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

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Marty Diamond July 20, 2013 at 1:23 am

What fun – I wondered where you were getting some of your FB emoticons – now I know
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Bradley July 20, 2013 at 3:27 am

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.
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Willena Flewelling July 20, 2013 at 3:52 pm

This looks like lots of fun! Thanks for brightening my day. :) ~ Willena
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Cherrie Bautista July 20, 2013 at 4:19 pm

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!
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Raena Lynn July 21, 2013 at 2:44 pm

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

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Scott Craighead July 25, 2013 at 10:41 am

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

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Leanne Chesser August 13, 2013 at 3:13 pm

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!
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Kathy Miller September 18, 2013 at 6:29 pm

I LOVE these I hope it works on yahoo. KM

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Delfina de Freitas April 5, 2014 at 6:36 pm

Love this Emoticons ,cant get them ! Thank you .

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