Because I’m (happy) – having fun with Skype emoticons

Anyone who knows me well, knows that I enjoy a bit of Skype-based tomfoolery from time to time. Everybody needs to let their hair down once in a while, even this guy:

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Emoticons are a great way of having some fun with Skype. You can use them to express your every mood, whether you’re (happy), (think)ing or (wait)ing. But really the sky’s the limit when it comes to expressing yourself creatively with emoticons.

For example: try playing a few rounds of emoticon movie charades in your favorite group chat. All you have to do is combine emoticons to make movie titles, the first person to guess the movie wins.

To get you started with your movie charades, here’s a few to get you thinking. Let me know in the comments if you guess the movies that I’m talking about:

Movie1Movie2Movie3Movie4Movie5Movie6

Are any of those emoticons new to you? You might not realize it, but Skype has some “hidden” emoticons that’ll really up your game when it comes to emoticon charades. Learn more about Skype’s full list of emoticons.

If charades isn’t your thing or your (film) knowledge isn’t quite what you thought it was, maybe you can try out some emoticon art. Whether you want to combine emoticons like pixels to make a bigger image or you have something more elaborate in mind, we’d love to see your creations.

Recently a Skype user named Bryan Stewart shared a great piece of emoticon art with us. He turned our emoticons into characters in their own little love story and made a short film about it. Take a look:

Skype – A Love Story from Bryan Stewart on Vimeo.

As a last little tip, you can also use emoticons to really put the ‘mood’ in mood messages. Just use the emoticon’s shortcode when you type your mood message to let everyone know what you’re feeling, as well as what you’re thinking.