Use emoticons in Communicator for Mac

Emoticons are graphic images that you can use to express emotions in an instant message conversation.

You can add emoticons in two ways:

  • Click Select an emoticon button in the conversation window and choose the emoticon you want.

  • Use a keyboard shortcut.

Notes: 

  • To turn off emoticons, on the Communicator menu, click Preferences, and then click Appearance. Under Message Font Style, clear the check boxes for the emoticons that you don't want.

  • Depending on a contact's messaging application and messaging service, custom emoticons and some standard emoticons might not be visible to that contact.

Keyboard shortcuts

To send this

Type this

Smiley

:-) or :)

Open-mouthed

:-D or :d

Surprised

:-O or :o

Tongue out

:-P or :p

Winking

;-) or ;)

Sad

:-( or :(

Confused

:-S or :s

Disappointed

:-l or :l

Crying

:'(

Embarassed

:-$ or :$

Hot

(H) or (h)

Angry

:-@ or:@

Angel

(A) or (a)

Devil

(6)

Don't tell anyone

:-#

Baring teeth

8ol

Nerd

8-l

Sarcastic

^o)

Secret telling

:-*

Sick

+o(

I don't know

:^)

Thinking

*-)

Party

<:o)

Eye-rolling

8-)

Sleepy

l-)

Coffee cup

(c) or (C)

Thumbs up

(Y) or (y)

Thumbs down

(N) or (n)

Beer mug

(B) or (b)

Martini glass

(D) or (d)

Girl

(X) or (x)

Boy

(Z) or (z)

Left hug

({)

Right hug

(})

Vampire bat

:-[ or :[

Birthday cake

(^)

Red heart

(L) or (l)

Broken heart

(U) or (u)

Red lips

(K) or (k)

Gift with a bow

(G) or (g)

Red rose

(F) or (f)

Wilted rose

(W) or (w)

Camera

(P) or (p)

Filmstrip

(~)

Cat face

(@)

Dog face

(&)

Telephone receiver

(T) or (t)

Light bulb

(I) or (i)

Note

(8)

Sleeping half-moon

(S)

Star

(*)

E-mail

(E) or (e)

Clock

(O) or (o)

Messenger emoticon

(M) or (m)

Snail

(sn)

Black sheep

(bah)

Plate

(pl)

Bowl

(ll)

Pizza

(pi)

Soccer ball

(so)

Auto

(au)

Airplane

(ap)

Umbrella

(um)

Island with a palm tree

(ip)

Computer

(co)

Mobile phone

(mp)

Stormy cloud

(st)

Lightning

(li)

Money

(mo)

Turtle

(tu)

Sun

(#)

Rainbow

(R) or (r)

High five!

(h5)

Fingers crossed

(yn)

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