How to Make Smiley Faces on Email

Written by jeff dickinson
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Everyone does it, from teenagers to grandparents and all ages in between. E-mail has become the preferred way to stay in touch in today's hectic world. It's easy to personalise e-mails to friends and family with heartfelt words and sentiments. It's also easy to add emotional touches to e-mails by inserting smiley face and other expressive icons. Called "emoticons," smiley faces can help illustrate that funny joke or comment.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Computer
  • E-mail program

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Instructions

    Inserting Smiley Face Icons

  1. 1

    Open your e-mail program and click on the "New" or "Compose" button to open a blank e-mail. Popular e-mail programs include Yahoo!, MSN, AOL and Microsoft Outlook.

  2. 2

    Look at the menu bar above the blank area where you type your e-mail message. Click on the yellow face icon with the sunglasses.

  3. 3

    Select the smiley face icon that you want from the drop-down box that appears after clicking on the yellow face with the sunglasses. Click on the smiley face icon that you want and it will be inserted into your e-mail.

    Creating Smiley Faces The Old-Fashioned Way

  1. 1

    Hold the "Shift" key and hit the semicolon/colon key. Hit the hyphen key and then the "Shift" the right parenthesis/0 key. Turn your head to the left and you'll see a smiley face :-)

  2. 2

    Hold the "Shift" key and hit the semicolon/colon key. Hit the hyphen key and the "Shift" and "d" key. Turn your head to the left and you'll see a laughing face :-D

  3. 3

    Hit the "8" key, then the hyphen key. Hold "Shift" and hit the right parenthesis/0 key. Turn your head to the left and you will see a smiley face with bright eyes 8-)

Tips and warnings

  • If you use Gmail, you can download a smiley face icon from "Yahoo! Smiley Collection" and insert it into your e-mail.
  • A browser search will bring up several emoticon download sites that will allow the smiley face icons to be downloaded to your computer for future use.

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