What Are Word Emoticons?


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Word emoticons are images that replace a particular word when that word is typed as a part of an instant messaging conversation. Word emoticons can be simple smiley faces, more sophisticated emojis or animated images.

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What Are Word Emoticons?
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MSN Instant Messenger allows users to choose their own word emoticons by selecting an image that they want to associate with a specific word. Facebook allows users to purchase sticker packs or install free packs that contain a selection of emoticons based on different themes. These emoticons are sent as a part of the conversation so that all users see them even if they do not have the relevant pack installed.

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