When only a smiley face will do

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Sometimes words just aren't enough, and even though emoticons have been around for ages, Facebook users can now use them when they post comments on the social network.

Users have already gotten to know emoticons for Facebook Messenger, but for the first time you might see someone commenting on a photo you posted with a heart or a winking face.

For status updates you’ll have to stick to the characters available on your keyboard for now.

For those using Facebook’s mobile app emoticons will appear as shortcut characters, but will show as proper emoticons when viewed via a desktop.

See below for a list of the emoticons and how to create them.

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