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October 23, 2008

Gmail Emoticons :-)

Here's a Gmail feature I wouldn't have noticed without a post from Gmail's blog: emoticons. If you use the rich-text mode when composing messages, you can now include small images that reflect your intentions.

"The black and white days of text-based emails have had their day. Following the evolutionary path blazed by colored labels, we present, in all their technicolor glory, emoticons in your mail," says Darren Lewis from Google.


Google also added a new set of emoticons in Gmail Chat and it's strange to see that you can add much more emoticons in an email than in an IM conversation.

97 comments:

  1. How about shortcut key like :) :( :P?

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  2. Strangely, the emoticons is not available in Google Chrome.

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  3. I don't know about the most stable Google Chrome version, but emoticons are available in Chromium 0.3.155.0.

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  4. I don't find them in my mail (google apps)

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  5. They're working in Chrome 0.2.149.30

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  6. I wonder when will Google release a USEFUL feature, just like a contact window in the "compose mail" page.

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  7. Yep. Emoticons are available in Chrome. I noticed the new emoticons last night and like them. I use Windows Live Mail (email-client) with Gmail POP but it's nice to see that Gmail now has emoticons.

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  8. Nice feature... but not available in either of my Google Apps accounts. Maybe the rollout is still underway?

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  9. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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  10. I really hope they don't auto-paste themselves though, I want to be able to go :P without hugely ugly emoticons all over.

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  11. Great hints, yet I doubt if emotion icons are still part of necessary element of the emails. :)

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  12. The emoticons are somewhat not that good-looking. Better search for sweetim and you will surely have fun using emoticons.

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  13. crap - they should be more simple more flat
    no one will understand such "renderings"

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  14. they dont have the codes so no one can use them in chat

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  15. how do u put them in chats??? i want 2 find that out!!!!!

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  16. Aah sorry for the confusion, I have a much older version (0.2.149.27). I had downloaded for my workplace PC (against a firewall...) As a result, it doesnt update itself automatically.

    Varun

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  17. what are all of the short cut keys?

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  18. I need to make cool monkeys and breasts, preferably some from 25 year olds.

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  19. I was wondering the shortcut keys as well...

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  20. :) :(:) :(|) ;) :P :D :* V.v.V \m/

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  21. :) = normal smile :{ = mushtache guy ;)= wink :-o = clueless guy :( = sad face :-/ = clueless guy B-)= sunglass smile :'( = crying :P = toungue :D = big smile :-x = kiss x-( = evil guy :-| = clueless guy }:-)= evil guy :(:) = pig :(|)= monkey V . v . V = crab \m/= rock or music <3= heart +/'\ = bell

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  22. i love emoticons. they are the most amazing things ever invented. but why r there so many on Gmail but only VERYYY feww on Gchat :(

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  23. i love emoticons. they are the most amazing things ever invented. but why r there so many on Gmail but only VERYYY feww on Gchat :(

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    1. If you really love smiles maybe you know what they means.Please tell me what means 2,3 and 5th smiles of gmail.Please it's important to me

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  24. I think there should be more selections in Gmail Chat. There are so many in E-mail but not in the Chat!

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  25. They need NEW gmail chat emoticons!!!!! i mean, the pig, monkey, mustache guy, kiss girl, robot, ect....are all well and good but they need more!!!!!!

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  26. they do need more...maybe the ones on email can be used on chat too but you have to figurethem out ur self ????????? i dont kno but this is the old man >.< it usd to b wince but it looks like an old man to me

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  27. what about the OTHER ones??? like the ones that we dont know? that can be used in chat? crab = V.v.V

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  28. to anonymous who posted on 14, 2008 8:45 PDT
    yo wut r others symobls like the crab=V.v.V
    put up some more
    thanks

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  29. make acrab by posting V.v.V in chat mode XD

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  30. theres a pig aswell
    :(:)
    and a frnakenstein [:|]
    and a moustache man :{
    heehee =P

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  31. Omg, i can make a crab!!! V.v.V

    Yes, be jelouse...

    tee hee

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  32. awesome!! try these emotions!!

    [:|] }:) :(|) :(:) V.v.V

    -monkey girl

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  33. um the monkey isn't :):(. its actually :(|)
    but wat eva!
    i love the robot!!
    duz anyone know how to make the man?

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  34. does someone have a list of the chat emoticions?
    i wanna see ALL of them =]

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  35. i have like a LOT of emoticons. here are a few of my favs-
    monkey- :(|) hint:the line between the 2 lines is on the button above enter

    piggy- :(:)
    bell- +/'\
    robot- [:|]
    another piggy- :9
    what do you think? i could give you more...

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  36. does anyone know how to do the poop???? \m/ is rock on

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  37. i wish that you could see what to type in so you could use them in chats and texts!!

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  38. all emotecons in email are possible in chat.
    ill give u that.

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  39. on chat i wanna no how to do the sparkles!

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  40. Ya it is availible in chrome im using it!

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  41. my friend knows the microphone and car but she wont tell me...duz anyone know them?????

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  42. Kissy Face- :* Monkey- :(|) Piggy- :(:) Cow- 3:-o Bell- +/'\ Batting eyelasses/Pretty girl- ;;) Nerd- :-B Clown- :o)

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  43. Those nerd/batting/clown don't work. I don't know if that's for Chrome, but w/e.

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  44. Oh and btw this is poop
    ~@~
    its funny and it shows up on chat!

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  45. when r they coming out with more???

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  46. What is chrome? I really want these emoticons~ i just have normal gmail >.< where/how do you get "chrome" and what is hug?

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  47. idk what hug is but another way to do the kiss is :*. and a foriegn emmoticon is -.-

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  48. u all have been a lot of help THX so much!!!!!

    --
    pi grf!!!!!!!!!!!

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  49. what is chrome and how do u get it? does anybody know how to make the snowman and the sun and all the other ones??

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  50. how to make all of these on gmail?

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  51. whaaaaat?
    aHHHH! it hurts my mind.

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  52. chrome is the new verison of google. very cool home page. you should definitely download it. just search for "google chrome" from your regular google search

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  53. Wonderful.. thanks for he nice suggestions...

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  54. Yo, herman, these things are fun and useful for most people. sorry to disappoint you but your apinion isnt the only one that matters. so shut it and get a life.

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  55. If you go on to compose email on normal gmail there's more emotions than the ones in the picture above but I don't know how to make them on a gmail chat message...

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  56. HEY!
    here's some stuff some peeps might not know
    V.v.V it's a crab
    :(|) monkey!
    :(:) pig!
    }:-) DEVIL!
    <3 heart
    +/"\bell thingy
    :* :-X kissy face
    :{ mustache guy
    [:|] robot guy
    ~@~ poo.. :P

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  57. They should come up with a hugging emoticon and a chicken!!!!
    How 'bout a cellphone

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  58. i need the hug emoticon
    Y the heck does nobody kno wat it is?!

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  59. It is indeed surprising tht more emoticons are available for email than chat ..

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  60. omg i really want to know what the hugging one iss, someone come up with it pleassee. :DDD

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  61. what is the hug one??? i want to know!!! yes please

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    1. i dunno why, but this doesn't work for me...

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  63. dude I <3 the gmail emoticons they r soooooooooo cool Gotta luv it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  64. \m/(B-))\m/ my mad skills :)

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  65. I know how 2 get like 90 more pages of emicons in email.
    u go 2 settings and then labs. Scroll 2 z bottom of Labs and ull c EXTRA EMJOI (dont ask about the name plz!) and then PRESS SAVE CHANGES!!!!! go 2 ur email and c what the lab did fer u.
    :D

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  66. Does anyone know what the angel is? Or the wine glass.... :(|)

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  67. Plus ~@~ is the poo if anyone was wondering!

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  68. @~~~~ is not a flower. I tried it and it didn't work.

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  69. How can u do the mic?

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  70. a lot of these dont work >.< is the wince </3 broken heart

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  71. idk does anyone know how to make all of them?

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  72. Hey do u want to know how to get alot more emoticons avaliable in your email? well i will give you 4 letters LABS

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  73. TRY THESE EMOTION! ~@~ :-* >.<

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  74. I wish all the emoticons in email were on chat as well
    on iPod Touch there are heaps of ones
    (I know that cause of mine)
    HOW COOL R THE NEW APPLE THINGS!!!
    :D

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  75. I never tried to use emoticons in email. Just in chat!

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  76. does anyone know what the last one is?
    pile of manure w/ flies or ice cream w/ stars swirling

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  77. someone sed hugging is (>^^)> <(^^<)
    it doesnt work i dont think but it looks at least somewhat like hugging, or a kirby

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  78. WHAT IS CHICKEN OR HUGGING SOME1 JUST POST IT!

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  79. what is the shark???

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  80. Hey did you know that :3 is a cat?

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  81. It's amazing that Google hasn't improved it's emoticons. I love Google but the emoticon design is just way down the bottom of the barrel --people can't even discern if it's a screwhead or a nail.

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  82. Anymore emoticons????????

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