How Do I Add Emoticons to Skype?

By Mel Frank

Skype is a free downloadable software program that allows you to send video, make phone calls and instant message for free. Emoticons are emotion icons that display through an instant message in a series of smiley faces that represent your expressed feelings at the time. At the click of a button, you can insert an icon instead of manually typing in an emotional status.

Step 1

Open your Skype instant messaging browser, and open an instant message box with the person you wish to communicate.

Step 2

Click on the Emoticons box above the text box. A list of smiley face emoticons will display.

Step 3

Click the Emoticon you wish to use, and it will automatically insert into the text box.

Step 4

Enter Emoticons manually using the shortcut list (see Resources).