How-to: Show emoticons in Messenger conversations

Messenger options: Show emoticons

You wonder why no emoticons are showing up in chats with your friends? Here’s a solution.

  1. Open Messenger, and sign in with your Windows Live ID.
  2. In Messenger’s main window, click your profile name, then More options. (In Messenger 2009, click your display name, then Options…)
  3. Switch to the Messages tab.
  4. Check that both “Show emoticons” and “Show custom emoticons” checkboxes are checked.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Now open a chat window with one of your friends, and send an emoticon.
  7. Does it show up? I bet! =))

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