How to Put Smileys in Facebook Comments

To add emoticons to a Facebook comment using the desktop site: Go to the text box to enter a comment. Compose your comment normally, entering any text you want. ... Select the Smiley Face icon next to the comments text box. An array of emoticons appears. ... Select the Smiley Face icon again to close the pop-up box. More items... •

Emojis have become iconic, and they make for a great way to express an emotion without having to type out specific words. If you’re looking to use emojis on Facebook, you’ve come to the right guide. Emojis took a long time to catch on in the U.S compared to many other parts of the world, but thanks in part to Apple’s adoption of emoticon standards in the early days of the iPhone, they’re everywhere from ads to movies and even in chat threads with your parents.

If you’re on Android or iOS, all you need to do is use your keyboard’s standard emoji library just like you were texting. Facebook has support for emojis built into the app, and other users will see your emoji no matter what device they’re on. Of course, if you aren’t on mobile, you are not out of luck. Facebook has an emoji menu built into most entry boxes on the site, whether you’re typing a status or a comment.

Just look for the gray face near the lower right corner of the status box or the right side of a comment box, then click it to select an emoji. Make sure not to select the feeling and activity icon if you’re typing a status. It looks virtually identical except it’s colored yellow but will insert a feeling to your status rather than an actual emoji.

Of course, Windows and Mac both have their own native ways for inserting emoji as well. On Windows 10, just right-click within a text entry field on Facebook, then select emoji at the top of the context menu to open Windows’ emoji selector. This box can also be opened just by pressing the Windows key in the period key on your keyboard.

On Mac OS, you’ll also be using a custom keyboard shortcut. Make sure your text box is selected, then hit command control and space at the same time to open the emoji selector. Using these easy steps, you can easily add smileys to your Facebook comments and statuses.

So, go ahead and try it out. Let your comments and statuses get a little more expressive than they were before. Enjoy!