You can insert an emoticon into a chat message. An emoticon is a graphical icon used to convey emotional tone.
About this task
If your chat partner has a version of instant messaging that does not support rich text or emoticons, your chat partner will see the ASCII representation of the emoticon, such as :-) instead of
. Perform the following steps to add an emoticon to a chat message.
At the point in the message where you want to insert the emoticon, perform one of the following steps:
- Type the ASCII representation of the emoticon.
- Choose the Insert Emoticon action, highlight the emoticon you want to insert, and choose the Select action.
You can also insert emoticons using the Emoji keyboard, as well as pictures (if the server allows it).
What to do next
Although you initially see the ASCII representation of the emoticon, when you send the message, your chat history displays the equivalent Emoji emoticon. Your chat partner will see the Emoji emoticon if he is running Sametime
® on an Apple device. Otherwise, he will see a Sametime
emoticon. Your chat partner's instant messaging version must support emoticons for them to be visible.
The table below describes the emoticons you can use and their ASCII representations. Note that the icons displayed are the original Sametime
icons, not the Emoji icons you will see in your device.
Table 1. Table of emoticons
Parent topic: Chatting
|Sametime Emoticon ||ASCII representation|