How to Make AOL Smileys

by Chad Buleen

Although many people use standard smiley faces to convey emotion in text, email or online chat messages, AOL offers a collection of unique smiley faces for use with AOL mail or the AIM instant messenger program. On sending a message with the AOL smiley codes, the content appears as a yellow, circular smiley face graphic.

Step 1

Open your AOL email program or AIM instant messenger program.

Step 2

Click inside the message window.

Step 3

Type "Ctrl" and "1" to enter: :-)

Step 4

Type "Ctrl" and "2" to enter: :-(

Step 5

Type "Ctrl" and "3" to enter: ;-)

Step 6

Type "Ctrl" and "4" to enter: :-P

Step 7

Type "Ctrl" and "5" to enter: =-O

Step 8

Type "Ctrl" and "7" to enter: >:O

Step 9

Type "Ctrl" and "8" to enter: 8-)

Click "Send" to send the smiley.

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