Blackberry Emoticon List

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Your BlackBerry device includes the Messenger application for texting. Messenger includes several standard emoticons. You can also get supplemental packs of BlackBerry Messenger emoticons through BlackBerry App World. Whenever you upgrade your BlackBerry's operating system is upgraded, the BlackBerry Messenger application is also upgraded; new and different icons often come along with your upgrade. You can get even more emoticons through third-party websites. Be cautious about downloading software from unknown sources.

What Are Emoticons?

Emoticons were originally used in plain text messages where the writer of the message attempted to convey a mood with a graphic representation using letters, numbers, symbols and punctuation. Over time, emoticons have evolved into tiny graphic images that may convey a mood, post as a small sign or simply display a picture of an animal, person or object.

Find Your BlackBerry Messenger Emoticons List

Open the BlackBerry Messenger application on the device. Press the "Sym" button twice on the BlackBerry. A display of all emoticons installed to the device by default is shown. These default emoticons include smiley faces with several different descriptions, along with small pictures of various items such as signs, hearts and animals.

Use BlackBerry Messenger Emoticons in IMS

Smiley faces with expressions are generally used to convey an emotion in an instant message. For example, to convey unhappiness, a face with a frown or a downward-pointing mouth is used. To convey laughter, a open-mouthed laughing face is used. To place an emoticon in a BlackBerry Messenger instant message, scroll to and select the "Emoticon" button in Messenger with the IM open, and then press the trackball or track pad. The emoticons list opens. Scroll to the desired emoticon and press the trackball or track pad. The emoticon is inserted into the instant message. Alternatively, if the emoticon is assigned to an auto-text function, such as <3 to the heart image, simply type the auto-text into the IM. The emoticon is inserted.

Get More BlackBerry Messenger Emoticons

If you have a data plan on your BlackBerry device, you may download and install additional emoticon packs for the BlackBerry Messenger application from BlackBerry App World. Press the "Menu" button on the device and select the "BlackBerry App World" icon to open the app store. In the Search box, type "emoticons." A list of available emoticon packs for BlackBerry Messenger will display. Download and install one of the emoticon packs to add additional emoticons to BlackBerry Messenger.

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