How to Make Emoticons on the Keyboard

Written by si kingston
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
How to Make Emoticons on the Keyboard
Make emoticons with your keyboard. (Four smileys image by George Dolgikh from

Emoticons are digital symbols used to represent facial expressions of the users. You can use animated GIF icons, image icons or key selections to send an emoticon. To create emoticons using your keyboard, you can select from many different key options to represent a range of emotions and mood. The most common key is the colon (:), which represents the eyes of the emoticon.

Skill level:

Other People Are Reading


  1. 1

    Make a happy face. Press the colon ":" key. Then add the ")" key, which represents the mouth. :)

  2. 2

    Make a sad face. Use a colon and the other "(" key to represent a frowning mouth. :(

  3. 3

    Wink at someone. Instead of the colon, use the semicolon key to reflect one winking eye. ;)

  4. 4

    Give someone a big hug. Use the "D" to represent a wide grin combined with the "<" and ">" keys to represent arms. >:D <

  5. 5

    Be a nerd or an angel. Type a colon, a dash, and a "B" to represent awkward, big teeth. :- B The angel emoticon utilises a "O" to represent the halo above the angel's head. O:- )

  6. 6

    Tell someone to keep a secret by utilising the "$" key to represent zipped lips. : - $

  7. 7

    Give a thumbs up or thumbs down by using the "q" for thumbs down, and the "b" and "d" for thumbs up. :- q :- bd

  8. 8

    Raise your eyebrow by utilising the "/" key. /:)

Don't Miss


  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.