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Smileys were originally created in pure text such as :-) or :-( , and icons were created later, which are also called smileys or emoticons.

There are many different types of smileys:

Happy : The happy smiley Sad and sad smiley.

Wink This is the most often used smiley.

Blush Shy! Bleb Loved to be used by tweens Girl a girly smiley Crying sad smiley 2 LOL LOL Angel a cute smiley Devil again used by tweens Nuvola emblem-favorite.svg I love you

Smileys are good to show expressions while texting, and also to show that you are just kidding and orjoking. They are already part of normal texting, and many people use them! Even older people express their feelings in smileys.

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