Are Yahoo Chat Smileys as Popular As Gmail Chat Smileys?
Well, since the most popular posts on this site are, by far, the gmail chat and smiley articles, i am curious to see if Yahoo emoticons will have the same draw. And yes, i know that almost everyone knows these. The value add here will be that they’re on one page. Nice, huh?
Yahoo Instant Messenger
Yahoo has had chat since the dark ages and is still going strong. It has grown to be an enormous memory hog, but sports enough features to almost justify its weight. There are the smileys of course, but also photo and file sharing, games, webcam and voice support, voicemail, conference chats, shared web video viewing, avatars, audibles, graphic enhancements called IMVironments, SMS messenging, and more.
Yahoo IM has large standard and “hidden” sets of emoticons. The standard smiley list is listed by Yahoo but included below as well.
New Yahoo Emoticons
There are several standard smileys new to Yahoo! Messenger 9, including “I don’t want to see,” “hurry up,” “rock on,” “thumbs down,” “thumbs up,” “it wasn’t me,” and the pirate. The pirate, however, is only available in Yahoo! Messenger for the Web.
Yahoo Hidden Emoticons
The hidden emoticons are hidden only in that that they’re not on the popup smiley list. They are, however, listed by Yahoo. (This is unlike hidden Gmail chat smileys, which are mostly only detailed on sites like this one.)
Two new hidden emoticons include the Bee and the Transformer, though the Transformer is only available in Yahoo! Messenger for the Web.