Now Use Anyone’s Face as a Facebook Chat Emoticon

If you are a regular Internet user, then you must be aware of a range of anonymous smiley faces known as ‘Emoticons’, representing different emotions. Going a step further in emoticons, Facebook Chat now enables you use the profile picture of any user or your friend, official Page, or event on the service as an Emoticon. This simply means that you can create one from your best friend, Justin Bieber, Barack Obama, Chuck Norris, or anyone else you want to. This will help you express complicated emotions in a smart way.

Follow the instructions given below to create emoticons out of profile pictures:

  1. Visit any profile, official page, or event whose profile picture you want to use as an Emoticon.
  2. On the URL, try look for a username or profile ID at the end, e.g. ‘VinDiesel’ from http://www.facebook.com/VinDiesel. Or any other URL ending with different username or profile ID, such as ‘JoshConstine’, ‘cocacola’ or ‘45197362282’.
  3. Put that username or profile id within double brackets, for instance: [[VinDiesel]].
  4. By entering this double bracketed text into your Facebook Chat or Message field, hit the send button and that will appear in the chat as person, Page or event’s current profile picture.

It is worth noting here that although these custom emoticons can be sent through mobile or web, but they will only appear as a profile picture on the web, while on mobile or Facebook app they appear as bracketed string. It is also important to note here, these cannot be used in status updates, wall posts, or in comments. Although, these emoticons appear to be small enough, but hovering over them will give you a username or profile ID they belong to. Similarly, Pages which are not owned by anyone can’t be used to make an Emoticon.

Many of you may not like the idea of other people using your profile picture as an Emoticon. You can’t even complaint about this as profile pictures and usernames are public and technically doesn’t violate privacy. So, no way possible to keep your profile picture from being used.

Prior to this, Facebook had only one custom smiley – the code: :putnam: that shows the face of Facebook engineer Chris Putnam. But now you can best replace verbs, nouns and/or adjectives with the faces best represent them.

The emoticon has finally evolved out of something real.

We have compiles few codes from the people and Pages that can be used as emoticons. What you need to do is to copy the bracketed code and paste it in your Facebook Chat or Message.

  • Badass – (Chuck Norris) [[46637413257]]
  • Eloquence – [[WilliamShakespeare1]]
  • Pirate – [[CaptainJackSparrow]]
  • President, leadership – [[barackobama]]
  • Bro – [[DJPAULYD]]
  • Male attractiveness – (Ryan Gosling) [[246631252031491]]
  • Boyishness –  [[JustinBieber]]
  • Relaxation – [[BobMarley]]
  • Condescension, judgment – [[simoncowell]]
  • Adventure, auto theft – [[VinDiesel]]
  • Brilliance, controversial brilliance – [[Zuck]]
  • Loudmouth – [[theuncrunched]]
  • Greed – [[DonaldTrump]]
  • Drunk – (David Hasselhoff) [[123670240998921]]
  • Santa Claus – [[TheMagicOfSantaClaus]]
  • Terrible art – [[Nickelback]]
  • Winning – [[CharlieSheen]]
  • Disapproval – Fry from Futurama [[[278104690058]]

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