Emoticons are great tools, especially among younger internet users, to convey expressions which words cannot describe. Using smiley faces in your email helps the recipient to properly interpret the message and avoid unnecessary misunderstandings. Not only that, but emoticons make emails and chatting fun and expressive. If you are a Gmail user and use gmail chat, then this guide will help you find all secret and hidden gchat emoticons.
How to add Emoticons to gmail chat
Once you open gmail chat window, there is a small blue smiley face located at the right lower corner. Just clikc on the blue face and all google chat emoticons and smileys will be available to you.
Keep in mind, the new gmail chat smileys and rich emoticons only work in latest version of Gmail which is currently available for Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 7, and Firefox 2. Please upgrade your browser to take advantage of these new features.
There are four types of smileys available in gchat – regular, round, rectuangular and type in. You can toggle between them. Once you are happy with smiley, just click on it and it will be added to your chat.
Gmail Chat Hidden Emoticons and Smileys
Apart from standard emoticons, gmail chat also support some hidden emoticons. These are icons which are not available on chat window but you can create them by typing specific shortcode. Here we have compiled all the hidden secret emoticons in one place.
Alt Code Symbols
Apart from standard smileys, you can add alt code symbols in google chat. To insert symbols you need to hold ‘ALT’ key and then press one of the ‘number key’ from num pad.
Different Heart Symbols
You can use heart emoticon from chat window as well as you can type your own heart symbol. Just copy from below and paste them into gchat.
❤ ❥ ♡ ♥ ღ ɞ