Facebook announced the addition in a post on its Facebook Tips page:
You can now easily add smiley faces and other emoticons to a conversation when you’re chatting with your friends. Look for the icon in the bottom-right corner of your chat window and emote away.
TechCrunch pointed out that Facebook users can still add emoticons that aren’t on Facebook’s list of 21, such as :-* to add a kiss, or adding any user’s name in double brackets to incorporate their profile picture into the chat.
Emoticons have not yet been added to Facebook messages or its mobile applications.
Readers: Does the incorporation of emoticons into Facebook chat make you want to respond with a smiley face or a sad face?