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Social media can be confusing, especially if you didn't grow up with it. We've anticipated the most commonly asked questions about using Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare, and YouTube; check out the answers in these Howcast video tutorials.
You Will Need
- Facebook account
- Emoticon list
- Firefox browser
- Facebook ChatBar App
Go to Facebook's Help Center
Go to Facebook's Help Center for a short list of chat emoticons common to most chat apps, such as a colon and right parentheses to represent a smiley face.
Download the latest version of Mozilla's Firefox browser if you don't already have it. Then go to Mozilla's "Add-ons for Facebook" page.
Download the Facebook Chatbar App
Download the Facebook ChatBar App. Close and restart Firefox, and then log on to Facebook. The ChatBar adds a set of emoticon icons to the top of the Facebook chat window.
Click on a ChatBar icon
Click on a ChatBar icon to easily insert it into your chat window text, eliminating the need to memorize more complicated emoticon key combination codes.
Experiment with emoticons
Experiment in the Facebook chat window with combinations of symbols and letters, using codes from Facebook groups to create your own emoticons.