Facebook disables Status EmoticonsPieter posted in "News, Status updates". 2 years, 7 months ago
Last week we told you about a Facebook application that allowed you to use emoticons in your Facebook statuses and wall posts. Unfortunately for the many users of Status Emoticons and similar applications, the Facebook Platform Policy Team has removed the emoticon functionality “in an effort to improve the user experience on the platform”. It seems that previously posted statuses containing emoticons remain intact, but applications are now unable to post new messages containing the cute, little graphics.
Granted, hundreds of animated emoticons all over your news feed wouldn’t exactly be easy on the eyes. And aren’t in-your-face-graphics the reason why so many of us fled far away from MySpace? But still, a bit of color and joy wouldn’t harm the “dull” text status updates we have now, would it? What’s your take on it? Did they make the right decision in blocking emoticons from status updates and wall posts?