Sometimes words cannot describe what someone is saying. Luckily, emoticons, facial expressions formed by combinations of keyboard characters, are the perfect solution for the commonly tongue-tied.
Popular since they were first introduced to the internet way back in 1982 [see here for the first use of ], emoticons can be used in a variety of ways. Often used to spice up a conversation or for comedic purposes, there are dozens of emoticons to help users express their emotions. For example, emoticons can be used to show when one is feeling happy, sad, or silly!
With so many emoticons, consumers of every age love to insert emoticons in their daily instant messaging conversations. Want to grab a drink with a friend after work? Send them a . Feeling gloomy? Send mom a . Is it your bosses birthday? Share with them.
Since people of every age love to use emoticons to make friends and family smile, Skype is introducing a brand new set of emoticons to keep the fun conversations going!
With today’s release of Skype 5.5 for Windows, seven new emoticons will be added to the already vast repertoire of Skype emoticons. Now users will have the opportunity to insert emoticons that represent anything from working from home and fingers crossed to giving an animated high-five to their friend!
Check out the seven new Skype emoticons below, and here’s what to type so it appears in a message:
face palm = (facepalm) or (fail)
working from home = (wfh)
Fingers Crossed = (yn), (fingers), (fingerscrossed), or (crossedfingers)
Tumbleweed = (tumbleweed)
Lalala = (lalala), (lala) or (notlistening)
Waiting = (waiting), (forever), or (impatience)
Hi-five = (highfive), (hifive), or (h5)
As a surprise, we’ve also released two new hidden emoticons too. Since we don’t want to censor ourselves, try to guess what they are or find them on your own.