How to add a smiley face to your name on Facebook

Written by shawn farner
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Facebook differs from many other social networks in that it identifies users by their first and last names. If you want to add a dash of fun to your name on Facebook, you can add a smiley face character to it. This smiley face appears on your profile page and in search results when other Facebook users search for you. You can add a smiley face to your Facebook name in just a few steps.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Highlight a smiley face from either the website or with your mouse, then right-click and select "Copy."

  2. 2

    Log into your Facebook account at

  3. 3

    Click the "Account" link at the top-right corner of the page and then click "Account Settings."

  4. 4

    Click the "Change" link to the right of the Name header on the "Settings" tab (which you come to by default).

  5. 5

    Place your cursor inside the box where you'd like the smiley face to appear.

  6. 6

    Right-click and select "Paste," or hold down the "Ctrl" button on your keyboard and press the "V" key. The smiley face is pasted into the box you selected.

  7. 7

    Click "Save Changes."

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