It didn’t take long for creative users to realize that from now on, any image can be used as a chat emoticon simply by creating a Facebook Page and adding the desired image as its profile picture. Of course, rage faces were among the first images to get the emoticon treatment.
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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 Facebook platform”.
Emoticons are inherent to online chat and instant messaging, but did you know you can insert emoticons into your Facebook status updates too? A Facebook application called Status Emoticon enables users to include cute, little, and in some cases even animated emoticons in your status updates or wall posts to a friend.
An American politician called Joe Moore once said: “It’s practically impossible to look at a penguin and feel angry”. So maybe that’s why Facebook this month added a cute penguin emoticon to the existing arsenal of Facebook Chat emoticons, to compensate for the aggressive shark emoticon added back in May.
It’s been a while since we posted another “Tag your friends” picture, so let’s conclude this week with another one of these popular Facebook posters. No cartoon characters in this picture, but a collage of smileys (or emoticons) instead. You know, those yellow things you’ve seen on forums and instant messaging software?