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More than 300 emoticons for instant messaging on the keyboard

Hand using emoticon keyboardby Brandon De Hoyos
Updated November 01, 2016
While instant messaging can be a strictly text-based experience, emoticons can add a whole other level of context and understanding to messages which might be received another way. Emoticons can offer users the ability to share expressions ranging from happiness to a broken heart, which are text-based or animated illustrations that.

Some popular IM clients offer animated and graphical emoticon menus, while others do not offer support for smileys.
When the latter is the case, you can use the Western and Asian-style emoticons shown below.

To create any of these emoticons, locate the symbols on your keyboard and enter them in the text field of your IM window. Remember, some symbols will require hitting the SHIFT key.

Western Emoticons
πŸ™‚ – happy

πŸ™‚

:^)

:]

πŸ™ – sad

πŸ˜‰ – wink

:/ – doubtful/unsure

πŸ˜› – sticking tongue out

:O – shocked/scream

😐 – expressionless

:S – confused

<3 – heart/love

</3 – broken-hearted

B) – glasses

8)

:} – mustache

xD – laughing hard

xP – disgusted

X( – pouting/frustrated

:*( – crying

:3 – cute/cat-like

:-* – kiss on the cheek

>:O – angry/screaming

:X – sealed lips

0:) – angel/angelic

@)-v– – rose

O— – lollipop

Asian-Style Emoticons
(^_^) – happy

(β€˜_^) – wink

(>_<) – in pain

(<_>) – sad/depressed

(\_/) – angry

(-_-) – sigh

(._.) – depressed

(-_-) zzz – sleeping

(-.o) – black eye

(#_#) – beaten-up

(x_x) – dead

(@[email protected]) – crazy/hypnotized

(o_O) – confused

($_$) – cha-ching!

(*_*) – star-struck

(O-O) – glasses/Harry Potter

<(β€˜o’<) – ghost

(>’o’)> – ghost

d^_^b – listening to music

t(o_o)t – flipping the bird

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