Gmail Chat Needs More Cowbell

October 14th, 2006 by bill · 25 Comments

»Use gmail's hidden emoticons, more cowbell, the devil, a slant mouth thing, and the squinty wince.

 

Update: Gmail chat has been updated with a tabbed smiley interface and new emoticons.

In addition to the standard Gmail Chat emoticons listed in a previous article here, some hidden smilies have turned up.

Whatchamuhcallit

They’ve added a cool equal, slantmouthy face =/.

Yeeesh, That Had To Hurt

If you wince, you need this one. >.<

Is Google Evil?

The Devil made them do it. }:-)

Pretty snazzy, and I wonder if similar ones exist. With a devil emoticon in the mix, an angel or halo would be cool. At least I hope there’s more reason for good over bad.

I got a fever and the only prescription is more cowbell.

More Cowbell! +/’\ is a great addition. See the video here.

Update: The cowbell +/’\ has been fixed. Tae Yang points out in a comment (not posted as it was left without a correct email address) that the cowbell emoticon was incorrect. WordPress converted the apostrophe to a right single quote. The correct cowbell is (plus) (slash) (apostrophe) (backslash). Thanks Tae. Leave your email next time.

First saw =/ and >.< in a comment here, then dug up more here.

Update: There are several new smileys, including the robot [:|] and the “poo” ~@~ thing. Check out the full list of Gmail chat emoticons.

Tags: Google · Tips

 

25 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tae Yang // Oct 5, 2007 at 7:50 pm

    Your cowbell was wrong on this page – but thanks for providing the link from where you got it – so I could correct it and post the right one on my blog +/’\

  • 2 Person // Dec 24, 2007 at 12:39 pm

    I figured out another one. A raindeer!!! u do : then * :*. it is really cool!

  • 3 bill // Dec 24, 2007 at 5:23 pm

    @Person — really? Doesn’t seem to work for me.

  • 4 responder // Feb 15, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    the raindeer didnt work for me either… its not cool

  • 5 NJB // Mar 4, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    reindeer worked for me

  • 6 Ariana Krishnamurti // Apr 1, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    really? it didn’t for me
    whats it look like

  • 7 Robin // Apr 4, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    The raindeer is :* Really it’s more like a kiss than rudolf

  • 8 bill // Apr 5, 2008 at 10:44 am

    @Robin – the hidden emoticons are all listed in New Gmail Chat Smilies. And you’re right, it’s listed as a kiss face.

  • 9 me luv ur page // Oct 24, 2008 at 12:15 am

    OMG
    THEY HAV ADDED STUFF TO SENDING EMAILS!
    did it come out today? i dont remember seeing it yesterday.
    u can add icons now!!!!!
    yay!!!!!!
    XDDDD

  • 10 Wolf // Oct 25, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    The “Reindeer” thing is ACTUALLY a kiss sign. its :* (: *)

  • 11 Wolf // Oct 25, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    @Person you wrote the explanation rather tricky. you should just say its :* the way yu said it made people think it was :*:*

  • 12 123lovelee123 // Oct 26, 2008 at 8:02 am

    DOESN’T ANYONE CARE FOR THE NEW SMILIES???!!!

  • 13 Jennnnna // Oct 28, 2008 at 9:59 am

    How do u do all the new smileys that r on the emails?!?

  • 14 me luv ur page // Nov 1, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    wat new smiles?

  • 15 New Gmail Chat Smilies // Feb 7, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    [...] ( =/ =( =p ), wince ( >.< ), the monkey ( :(|) ), the devil ( }:-) ), the heart (<3 ), and the ever-popular more cowbell ( +/’ [...]

  • 16 Karina // Feb 8, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    i just found out that ~@~ is the poop one!i was looking for it forever! THX!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Luv Ya!

  • 17 Zel // Jun 8, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    There’s this new squirting thing and a face w/ money on gmail. I don’t know the code, but you could look it up. There are a bunch more they added that isnt on the lists.

  • 18 Edwardlover // Jun 23, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    I NEED ALL OF THE EMOJ’S FOR GMAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UGH… THIS WEBSITE SUCKS PEOPLE! SUCKS!!!!! :-( P.S. HERE IS A BUNNY

    (\_/) TeeHee
    (=’.’=)
    (”)(”)

  • 19 kelly // Sep 4, 2009 at 10:55 am

    were is the embarassed smiley?

  • 20 Paigey.PP // Sep 20, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    the pig is :(:)!!!!

  • 21 Paigey.PP // Sep 20, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    it is : ( : ) without the spaces!

    oops. it made the one part a frowny! sorry!

  • 22 Ellie :) // Feb 7, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    what is the poo one???????????? I MUST KNOW

  • 23 yoursy truly // Jun 16, 2010 at 10:50 am

    the poo is ~@~

  • 24 Hpk // Jul 11, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    The crab is V.v.V

  • 25 Hpk // Jul 11, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Mustache is :{

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