How to Make a Half Smilie Face on Facebook

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How to Make a Half Smilie Face on Facebook
Express yourself by typing a hesitant half-smiley face on Facebook. (Jupiterimages/Creatas/Getty Images)

When you type a message on Facebook, it's not always easy for people to fully understand your meaning, because they can't see your face and put your words in context, such as if you are frowning, happy, or saying it with a half-smile. You might want to provide a little extra information in your Facebook message by typing a half-smiley emoticon, or a symbol of a face made of characters. You can easily make a half-smiley.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Launch your Web browser.

  2. 2

    Go to the Facebook site (

  3. 3

    Sign into your Facebook account and start typing a message.

  4. 4

    Type a capital letter "L," followed by a dash and then a colon, as in "L-:" to make a half-smiley on its right side.

  5. 5

    Type a colon, followed by a dash, followed by a lower case letter "I," as in ":-i" to make a variant half-smiley on its left side

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