How to Make Hidden Smileys on Skype

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How to Make Hidden Smileys on Skype
Use the hidden emoticons in Skype's instant messager. (Burke/Triolo Productions/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

Skype is a popular software program that lets you use the Internet to communicate with other users via text, voice and video. When using Skype's instant messaging interface, you can insert a variety of different emoticons, which are small images that help you express your sentiments or simply add a whimsical touch that you can't achieve with text-only messages. Certain hidden icons are not shown when pressing Skype's emoticon button, but you can insert them by typing the corresponding code in the message window.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Insert an emoticon of an angry-looking character pointing his finger by typing (fubar) and pressing Enter. Or, type (swear) and press the "Enter" key to use an icon of a character with various symbols scrolling over his mouth, indicating he is saying swear words.

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    Type (headbang) or (banghead) and press "Enter" to insert an emoticon of a red, angry character banging its head against a wall, ideal for when you are feeling frustrated. When you have really had enough, type (finger) and press "Enter" to insert an animated character rudely flashing his middle finger.

  3. 3

    Joke with your friends about stealing by typing (bandit) and pressing "Enter" to insert an emoticon of a character wearing a black face mask and suspiciously shifting his eyes back and forth.

  4. 4

    Express your excitement about visiting the pool by typing (poolparty) and pressing "Enter" to insert an emoticon of a person wearing a swimming suit and an inner tube.

  5. 5

    Insert two hidden creature emoticons in Skype by typing (bug) and pressing "Enter" to display a crawling bug, or by typing (heidy) and the "Enter" key to display a squirrel eating a nut.

  6. 6

    Let your friend know he has told you more information than you wanted to know by typing (tmi) and pressing "Enter" to display an animated character shielding his eyes.

  7. 7

    Insert an inebriated-looking character by typing (drunk) and pressing "Enter," or a smoking character by typing (smoking), (smoke) or (ci) followed by the "Enter" key.

  8. 8

    Enthuse about rock music by typing (rock) and pressing "Enter" to display an animated character who is headbanging and using his hand to make the "rock horns" symbol.

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    Type (mooning) and press "Enter" to display an animation of a man repeatedly exposing his rear end.

  10. 10

    Display an animated icon of a waving man with a dog seated next to him by typing (toivo) and pressing "Enter."

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