Add Mood and Activities to Facebook Updates with Emoticons

Believe it or not, emoticons (or Smileys) have been in use since the 19th century to punctuate written words with graphics simulated by characters. An historical newspaper specialist found what appears to be a sideways winking smiley face embedded in The New York Times copy of an Abraham Lincoln speech written in 1862  “(applause and laughter ;)”;. There is some debate as to whether it is a typo, a legitimate punctuation construct, or an emoticon.

Facebook gives you options to adding your mood (or activity) – to your own posts – or to comments you write on your friend’s content. Below are keystrokes you can use to form emoji, and further on I show you how to use Facebook’s new mood and activities emoticons within your own posts

Facebook emoticons

Facebook emoticons

When you’re commenting, or in chat, you can type in these keystrokes to add punch to your words:

Type  Draws
<3 Heart
:) Smile
:( Sad
:/ Skeptical
>:( Angry
:'( Crying
:-* Kiss
;) Wink
:D Big Smile
:P Sticking tongue out
:O Gasp!
(y) Thumbs up
O:) Angel

Facebook emoticons



For your own posts

Click the smiley face at the bottom of the update text box. A drop down menu appears where you can select your mood from an assortment of emoticons.








Tell friends what you're drinking on Facebook

Tell friends what you’re drinking on Facebook


You can also share what you’re watching on TV, eating, drinking and more. Look for the appropriate icon and search the menu for your matching activity.

7 Responses to “Add Mood and Activities to Facebook Updates with Emoticons”
  1. I am really having fun, just this past week trying to implement for emoticons. One thing I have noticed is that when I do use them, they do generate others using them as well and add more depth into commenting. :-D

  2. tatz says:

    I really love seeing this but it does not work with me though I am using Firefox instead of google chrome. Just curious if I need a special app to make it work. Thanks

  3. sanjay soni says:

    70% happy today

  4. Shamsheer Sam says:


  5. i like my daly mood……

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