February 17, 2006 at 5:41 pm #21759
Google has quietly added animated smilies or “emoticons” to the Gmail-integrated version of Google Talk. They've obviously had a lot of feedback from the AOL-crowd, who apparently loves smilies. But Google has tried to appease the purists who like Google Talk's clean interface. These emoticons begin by showing you what you typed, then rotate or morph into a more traditional smiley. Most of them are black on white (like the text in chat), with a few splashes of color.
Here's a complete list:
Emoticon Type this… to get this! <3 heart :(|) monkey m/ rock out! 😮 shocked 😀 grin 🙁 frown X-( angry B-) cool :'( crying =D big grin 😉 wink 😐 straight face =) big smile 😀 nose grin ;^) big nose wink 😉 nose wink 🙂 nose smile :-/ skeptical 😛 sticking tongue out
As we previously reported, Gmail Chat is being rolled out as a beta. Some people will see it, others won't. You won't be able to run Chat if you're using SSL encryption (https://) to access your Gmail. And so far, these emoticons haven't found there way into the standalone Google Talk program, but it's a pretty safe bet that's next.
Because these use many of the standard text shortcuts for emoticons, if you use Chat to talk to other people using different software (Gaim, Trillian, etc.), most of these are already translated into graphical emoticons. Some of the obscure ones (“rock out!”) will not.
Could the integration of emoticons be a sign of what's to come? Is this just one more step in the preparation for the announced interoperability of Google Talk and AIM? We've already seen a preview of Google Talk with buddy icons.
Let's hope Google doesn't turn Google Talk into another bloated “me-too” instant messenger.February 18, 2006 at 8:33 am #138498
I actually liked the last comment of Jeff.
Yes we do not want to see another bloated IM program.
But I did like the emoticons as they are as simple as they can be.
Most of them are merely 90 degrees rotated text based emoticons.
The simpler the better.March 2, 2006 at 8:45 pm #138501
Here's my favorite google smilie }:-) (not on the above list)Try it.
Does anyone know of a complete list of google smilies? I like the google versions. Clean and understated, not like the one I just used for the icon of this post!March 2, 2006 at 9:29 pm #138495
That's a good one! Here's what it looks like in Google Chat:
Anyone know of any other “secret” Google emoticons?March 7, 2006 at 1:50 pm #138496
Here's one more. Type >.< to get a wince:March 7, 2006 at 10:11 pm #138499
Maybe they're adding them as they think of them or develop them. I just tried a bunch that I know that relate to “>.<" and none seemed to work, so maybe Google is just adding them as they go?March 8, 2006 at 1:15 am #138502
You won't be able to run Chat if you're using SSL encryption (https://) to access your Gmail.
That used to be the case…..however…..
I just logged into gmail today, using https, and chat now works.
Now we can have our cake and eat it too, security with all the latest features. Enjoy!October 21, 2006 at 2:55 pm #138497
Missing +/' but that may of been added since this page was written.April 30, 2007 at 9:22 pm #138503
yea if u also do: + / ‘ without the spaces it turns into a cowbell or something……its koool 😀March 14, 2008 at 12:06 pm #138504
for kiss :* or :-*
for pig :(:)
To get the text as bold type * on both the sides off text…August 11, 2008 at 2:38 am #138505
I call this one Flanders
Although I wish they had a handlebar mustache as well.August 11, 2008 at 2:39 am #138506
I call this one Flanders
Although I wish they had a handlebar mustache as well.August 11, 2008 at 2:59 am #138500
These are very nice emoticons!
Clean. Simple. Awesome. =)
Hopefully Google won't go overboard though…September 9, 2008 at 11:37 am #138507
I love the Pinoccio ;^) emoticon
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