If you believe as I do that Facebook is for showing off – then this is for you.
Facebook has now activated emoticons for comments – those little versions of the smiley face and more.
They will not work for status updates – only comments.
Friendly emoticons are a great way for businesses to humanize their comments to encourage more Facebook engagement.
So, now instead of just inserting a smiley face 🙂 you can be more expressive and add cool sunglasses to your smiley face by using 8| instead.
If this sticks we’ll all soon learn to use every single symbol on our keyboards.
Here’s where you can go to get the current list of symbols for Facebook emotions.
One that is sure to be a favorite is simply the letter y within parentheses (y) to activate the Facebook Like thumbs up.
My daughter is a big fan of penguins, so she will like this symbol <(“) for sure.
Have fun experimenting – Happy Friday.
How about you? Will you use Facebook emoticons to increase engagement with your fans?
Leave a comment below to share your thoughts.
Until next time, Jeff