All internet users have installed on their laptops or PCs at least on chat program and all of them are using chat symbols in their conversations. These emoticons represent chat symbols that people use in order to express their feelings, their states of mind or when they want to replace different words or actions.
The most important advantage of these special symbols is that they can be used in all chat programs, no matter if we are talking about Facebook chat, Yahoo chat, AIM or MSN. If you want to know more details about special characters that can be used in different conversations, after you finish reading this article you will know all the details about them.
Chat symbols divide in two large categories. The first one is represented by emoticons that we used in our conversations. These emoticons were created in order to make people express better their feelings. There are built in emoticons that are included in every chat program or there are hidden emoticon that were included in the chat program’s software but were discovered by its users. If you want to know the shortcuts for these hidden emoticons, you just have to make a small search on the Internet. You should take in consideration that each chat program has different shortcuts for hidden emoticons. But now let’s talk about classic emoticons. I’m sure that you already know that all chat programs have in common some emoticons. The first one is represented by the smile emoticon with the shortcut that looks like :).
This emoticon is a classic one, it’s very easy to use and it can be used in many situations. The second common emoticon is the sad face, which has the shortcut represented by :( and you can use it when you want to show your friends that you had a bad day or that you are sad. The last common emoticon that is available in all chat programs is represented by the wink smiley. Its shortcut is ;) and you can use this emoticon in many situations. Just make sure that your interlocutor understands the message that you’re trying to send.
The second category of chat symbols is composed by keyboard symbols. There are many people that wonder how others can introduce in their conversations different cool symbols such as spades, arrows and many others. These symbols are represented by alt codes and if you want to obtain alt characters you just have to go in the Start menu, choose the Character Map utility and press the Alt key in order to copy the symbol that you like most.
Both the first and second category of chat symbols can be used in all chat programs. I’m sure that not so many people knew about the existence of those keyboard symbols. Trust me when I’m telling that your friends will be surprised and amazed by the special symbols that you inserted in your conversations! If you want to know more information about these characters and symbols, you just have to make a small search on the Internet.