Gmail’s New Compose Window Now Allows Adding Over 1,000 Emoticons

Gmail’s New Compose Window Now Allows Adding Over 1,000 Emoticons

Google keeps on adding new features to Gmail. The last improvement was Gmail’s new Compose window, which pops-out on the current page you are on. If you’ve switched to this new Compose window, then you’re in for a real treat. You can now add over 1,000 emoticons to the message by clicking on the emoticon icon or using this keyboard shortcut [Ctrl + Shift + 2].

Looking at all these emoticons, you’ll find some familiar faces such as Google Talk’s square faces, animated crab, and several other animated and non-animated faces, animals, weather icons and many more. If choosing one from all of them is a difficult task for you, you can insert more than  one by holding the Shift button when clicking on the emoticons.


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When testing out on a Google Apps account, it says “Coming soon” when the mouse is hovering over the emoticon icon. So it seems Google Apps users will need to wait a bit longer than Gmail users.

Of course, in professional conversations these emoticons may not be the right thing, but they’ll come in handy in personal conversations – it’s just that you’ll need to select the right emoticon from these 1000 options available.

So, are you going to use these new emoticons that are added to Gmail?

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