Emoticons Gtalk and Gmail chat
"Emoticons" is a word created from the combination of the words emotion and icon. They are smiley face type icons that express emotions.
These are graphic icons that you can use in Google Talk (also known as GTalk) or the Google chat function of Google mail by entering a keyboard shortcut combination.
Some of these keyboard shortcuts will work in other instant messaging programs like Gtalk, Microsoft's MSN Messenger program, Skype, Yahoo Messenger and other instant messaging software by entering a keyboard shortcut combination, often the shortcut is the same in the various messaging applications and many are based on combinations used in e-mail and sms messaging before graphics were available and can still be used for that purpose.