How Do I Type Smiley Face Characters?

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How Do I Type Smiley Face Characters?
Text a smiley character along with your messages. (Creatas/Creatas/Getty Images)

Smiley-face characters are created by using your keyboard to make symbols. The symbols are then turned into a character based on what you type. Smileys are used to convey emotion and make text messaging, e-mailing and instant messaging or chatting more expressive and fun. Let the person you are talking with know exactly how you feel by typing a smiley character into your text.

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Type your smiley's eyes. The normal set of eyes that go with happy smileys are made with a colon, like this :. Alter the eyes a bit to wink by adding a semicolon like this ;. Angry eyes are made with a > sign that will create an angry smiley character. Use the number 8 to make a smiley with sunglasses on.

  2. 2

    Add a nose to your smiley. The standard nose is made by using a dash, like this -.

  3. 3

    Create a mouth for your smiley. A smiling smiley character has a right parenthesis for a smile ). A sad smiley will have a left parenthesis (. An asterisk will turn into a kiss, like this *, and a capital D is a big, wide smile. Stick your tongue out by typing a P. A grimacing smiley can be made by using the slash key on your keyboard.

  4. 4

    Put it all together to see your smiley characters. A happy face smiley will look like this :-). A sad smiley will be seen as this :-(. A winking smiley is ;-). A smiley with a big, happy smile will look like this :-D. Stick your tongue out and make someone giggle like this :-P. Blow a kiss to a loved one like this :-*. Get angry like this >:(.

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