Facebook, the social-networking site, has a built-in instant messenger function so that you can chat to people on your Facebook friends list. When chatting, you may want to add emoticons -- small strings of text that look like faces. Facebook's chat function has built-in code that replaces some text strings with small images. If you know which text strings to type in, you can use these pictures in your chat sessions.
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Things you need
- Facebook emoticon cheat sheet
Log in to Facebook and start a chat session.
Open a separate window or tab and navigate to a Facebook emoticon cheat sheet. Find the emoticon you want to use and note the text string to create it.
Type the text string for the emoticon you want into Facebook chat. For example, typing :-) will give you a round yellow smiley-face graphic.
Install Firefox if you don't have it already. Navigate to the Firefox add-ons page (addons.mozilla.org).
Find the Greasemonkey add-on for Firefox and install it. Close your browser and restart it after the installation is complete.
Navigate to UserScripts.org and add the Facebook ChatBar + for Greasemonkey script. When you next use Facebook chat, you will see a visual menu of the available smileys in the chat window.
Click on the emoticon you want to add to your chat.
Firefox/Greasemonkey Add-On Method
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