How to Make the Lip Symbol on Messages in Facebook

by Ryan Menezes

Along with the most famous emoticons -- the smile, the frown, the grin, the gasp -- Facebook supports a winking face with a pair of puckered lips. This face is the "kiss" emoticon, a romantic symbol for messages to your significant other. Facebook includes a menu for inserting emoticons in messages, but this symbol list doesn't display the kiss smiley. To add the lips symbol to a message, you have type the symbol's keyboard shortcut.

Navigate to a friend's profile, and then click "New Message" to open the New Message dialog box.

Click the arrows in the dialog box's upper right corner to open the Messages app, displaying your new message along with all previous messages with your friend.

Type your message, including the following text -- a colon, a hyphen and an asterisk: :-*

Click "Send" or "Reply" to send the message with the lips symbol.

Tip

  • You will not see the converted symbol until you have sent the message.

About the Author

Ryan Menezes is a professional writer and blogger. He has a Bachelor of Science in journalism from Boston University and has written for the American Civil Liberties Union, the marketing firm InSegment and the project management service Assembla. He is also a member of Mensa and the American Parliamentary Debate Association.

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