Add emoticons to your Facebook chats and messages

Check out the list of new emoticons that can be added to most of your Facebook communications.

Facebook recently added a list of emoticons to help you express yourself a bit more than text characters permit. The full list can be used in chat or private messages, and some of the less complex ones can be used in comments on wall posts.

Trying to use any of them in a wall post that you created (not commented on) will just end up looking like this:

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Using them the way Facebook intended (for now, at least), looks more like this:

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET
Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Here's the full list so you can express yourself to your friends:

Do you think smileys are a nice touch to the online social world, or completely unnecessary? And how do you feel about the special smileys, like Chuck Norris or NyanCat?