By Marsha Collier

Part of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram For Seniors For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Sometimes it’s just easier to type out your message and get fancy with emoji. Emoticons (or Smileys) have been used since the 19th century to punctuate the written word with graphics simulated by characters. On Facebook, users who type these emoticons in their status updates add a little sparkle to the news feed because they show up like graphic emoji.

 

Facebook Emoticons
Type This What It Means
<3 Heart
: ) Smile
: ( Frown
:/ Skeptical
>:( Angry, mad
:'( Crying
: -* Kiss
; ) Wink
: D Grin
: P Sticking tongue out at you
:O Gasp!
@~)~~~~ Give someone a rose
:X Lips are sealed