Gmail Adds Colourful Emoticons

by on October 24, 2008
in Google, Tips and Tricks

We have come across several new additions and releases by Google in the recent past, such as canned responses in Gmail, AdSense integration with Analytics and the release of Gmail Mobile 2.0.

Another new feature has been added to Gmail today which is one of the most requested features. Yep, you are right! It’s the smiley/emoticon support for emails.

Previously I had shared a Greasemonkey script that allowed you to use emoticons in Gmail, but it’s no longer needed as this long-awaited feature has been officially added by the Gmail team!

Plus, these new set of emoticons have also been added for the chat conversations. You can see it in the screenshot below.

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  • I just used it in a mail.
    It always made me wonder why GMail didn’t have this feature.
    Well atleast, they’ve done it now.

    and I would like to have GMail allow HTML in the rich text editor.