During your Facebook chat sessions, you can paste in a username to liven up your chat. Strange, but true.
I found an article by Josh Constine at TechCrunch that explains, step-by-step, how to create emoticons using the profile picture of anyone on Facebook.
- Go to any profile, official Page, or event that you want to use as an emoticon.
- Look at the URL. Find the username or profile ID at the end of the URL such as “VinDiesel” from http://www.facebook.com/VinDiesel, “JoshConstine,” “cocacola,” or “45197362282.″
- Place that name or number in double brackets like [[VinDiesel]]
- Enter that into a Facebook Chat or Message field. When you send it, the bracketed number or letters will appear as that person, Page, or event’s current profile picture.
Some emoticons you may want to try:
Here’s a link to the complete tutorial, which includes an extensive list of emoticons you can try.
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Please share your ideas for people or Pages you would use as emoticons.