Today, Facebook is the most favorite social networking website. If you have been using Facebook for several years, you must have noticed an improvement in the user experience. This improvement is as a result of several changes in the platform. The days where you would find yourself in an arkward position of “liking” a post about death the same way to a birthday photo are long gone. The trademark “Like” button has evolved to include different animated emoticons and smileys that allow users to express their reactions in a more authentic way. You don’t have to post a long comment to show how happy, sad, cranky, sarcastic, in love or confused you feel about a post. Facebook emoticons are the quickest and easiest ways to express even those feelings that you cannot express in words or text.

There are hundreds of amazing emoticons that you can use to decorate your Facebook status updates or comments. The following are the most used that you can share with your friends by simply clicking a button.

1. Like

You are pretty much used to the “Like” emoticon. It is a great way to give thumbs up to a post or the person who has posted it.

2. Love

This emoticon perhaps the most expressive Facebook emoticon. The heart emoticon is a perfect way to tell someone how much you love them. With this emoticon, you can express your feelings toward family members, friends or someone special.

3. Haha

The simplicity of this emoticon is what endears many Facebook users to it. You can use it in simple conversations or even in the status updates that you find rather funny. It saves the time of commenting with “Haha” or “LOL.”

4. Wow

This emoticon shows a stunned and speechless face looking in awe. It is used to show that something has caught you off-guard, either positively or negatively.

5. Sad

This emoticon shows a smiley that is sad and shedding some tears. It is used to express your sad reaction to a status update that gives you a sad feeling.

Sources:

http://www.sherv.net/facebook-emoticons.html

https://emoticonsforfacebook.wordpress.com/

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2016/02/24/facebook-reactions-launch/80803468/

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