Did You Know About These Hidden Jabber Emoticons?

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Emoticons have been around for a while and are widely used all over the Internet. They transcend language boundaries and are wildly popular with Jabber users. There are a lot more emoticons hidden away in Jabber than what you normally see. The good news is that they’re easy to find, fun to use, and can be added to your existing emoticons in minutes!

Try these out:

:spockon

(egg)

Cool, right? Jabber has loads of emoticons that can help you express yourself and add a fun visual dimension to your messages.

For example: “Let’s discuss that idea on the Train.”

Did you know that every new version of Jabber comes loaded with a new set of emoticons?

We added these fun emoticons in our latest release, 11.8:

The Koala emoticon is by far our favourite. Of course, everyone loves those cuddly little guys, but at Cisco they occupy a special place in all our hearts. Hop over to this blog to find out why.

Some emoticons are ‘hidden’, not because we're secretive about them but mostly because they're are not used too often. Don’t let that deter you from surprising your colleagues and friends!

Here are a few tucked away under the hood in Jabber 11.8.

Emoticon

Description

Send using

Egg

(egg)

Drink

(drink)

Beer

(beer)

Spock

:spockon

Callme

:callme

Did you know that Jabber supports platform Emojis?

Yep, platform Emoji support is available on Jabber. Although these Emojis are built into the platform/operating system, they all align to a Unicode global standard, which allows them to be displayed correctly on other platforms. For example, you can send a Pineapple Emoji from your Windows 10 computer to your buddy who is on iOS and both of you will see the exact same emoticon! Jabber 11.8 even provides platform support for older Windows operating systems like Windows 7.

Windows 10 comes with a loaded set of Emojis that you can access by bringing up the Emoji keyboard.

First, let’s enable the touch keyboard. To do this, right-click your taskbar and select Show touch keyboard. This will place a new keyboard icon within your taskbar’s notification area.

Click the newly added keyboard icon.

Select the smiley icon at the bottom to bring up the Emoji keyboard.

Selecting any of the categories from the bottom, like food, travel etc. will let you explore all the Emojis available for that category.

To use a Windows Emoji in Jabber, simply use your cursor and select it!

To bring up the Emoji keyboard on iOS, check out this link.

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and while you might not be able to express something profound using the emoticon of a duck, the sentiment certainly applies.

Go ahead, express yourself with these emoticons and impress someone today!

(rockon)




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