Monday, December 26, 2011
Earlier, Facebook’s list of smileys (for its chat and message) was limited to only a few basic ones – like :) or ;) or :D or <3 (I could keep going on). But now, probably due to Christmas, Facebook has a new kind of smileys – Profile pictures!
As you can see, all you do is to enter the username of the Facebook user or the facebook page (yes! It is supported too!) within double square brackets ‘[[’ and ‘]]’, and you have the 16px small profile picture image in your chat box.
Assuming you would want to use my picture as a smiley. My Facebook URL is http://www.facebook.com/AbhilashRejanair. From this, the red colored text is my username [or anyone’s username – for that matter]. So, if you want to make a smiley of me, then add the ‘[[’ and ‘]]’ boxes (Without Quotes) in my username.
So, if you want to enter somebody as a chat emotion, then go to their Facebook Profile and copy the URL and add the username within two square brackets in the chat.
If the profile URL is something like http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000464309039 , [numbers instead of username], then you can copy the number [or the profile id] and use it as a smiley too! [] works too!
The most fun thing about this is that you can use any profile’s picture as a smiley.. including ones who are not your friends, (even celebrities can be turned into smileys - I suppose Justin Beiber would have a tough time).Thanks @TechCrunch for the tip.