Icons for Smileys, Smiley Faces and Winks in Microsoft's MSN Messenger

"Emoticons" is a word created from the combination of the words emotion and icon. They are icons that express emotions.

These are graphic icons that you can use in Microsoft's MSN Messenger program and other instant messanging software by entering a keyboard shortcut combination.

Some of these keyboard shortcuts for msn messenger emoticons will work in other instant messaging programs like Yahoo Messenger, Skype, Gtalk, AIM etc.

Many are based on combinations used in e-mail and sms messaging before graphics were available and can still be used for that purpose.

Since the first version of msn instant messenger which has been released in 1999 a lot has changed. Now MSN is featured with msn messenger winks but also there's a complete msn messenger online version of it, called web msn messenger. Not to forget the rebranding of the instant messanger product from msn messenger hotmail to live msn messenger.

Haven't got the software yet? Download MSN Messenger directly from here, so you can use the specially categorised msn messenger emoticons you will find below:

List of Keyboard Shortcuts for Smileys, Smiley Faces and Winks in MSN Messenger

Keyboard Shortcuts for Smileys, Smiley Faces, Winks in MSN Messenger
Keyboard Shortcut Emoticon Reason / Comment / Help
:) Smiley Face icon
(H) Shades Sunglassess icon H = Hot
:-D happy face with teeth icon
:o shocked face icon Oh my god!
;) Winking Smiley icon Cheeky!
:s Confused Smiley icon Drunk / intoxicated?!
:') Crying Animated icon
:( Sad Smiley icon
(A) Angel icon
:-# hush icon # is a hash sign - sounds a bit like shhhhh
:-* secret icon
:^) clueless
<:o) party icon Enter 1st 2 symbols, then space then last 2.
|-) Sleepy icon 1st symbol = Alt + 0124. Instructions
:-P tongue smiley
:-| Disappointed Icon 1st symbol = Alt + 0124. Instructions
:$ Red Smiley Icon
:@ Angry Smiley icon
(6) devil icon 666 = number of the devil
8o| Baring Teeth Smiley
^o) Sarcastic icon
+o( Sick Icon
*-) Think icon
8-) Eye rolling icon
(@) Cat @ sounds like cat!
(&) Dog
8-| Nerd Last symbol = Alt + 0124. Instructions



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