Gmail in its new style email compose, has employed a gross total of 1337 emoticons and smileys for its users. So whenever you want to convey something and need to use an emoticon, then with large number of emoticons and smileys, it’s certain that you will be able to choose the one of your choice.
The earlier version of Gmail compose has only 148 emoticons and smileys to choose from. The new emoticons and smileys are available for only the latest version of Gmail email compose. The new compose has a completely different look and feel. It comes as a pop-up in the right side of the screen. Whenever you hover on + icon available at the bottom of the screen, the + icon changes to a number of different options namely :
- Insert files using Drive
- Insert photos
- Insert link (Ctrl-K)
- Insert emoticon (Ctrl-Shift-2)
- Insert invitation
To use emoticons, you will have to click on the 4th option and Gmail will serve you 1337 emoticons and smileys to choose from. You will get conventional smileys as well as several others including animated ones like glittering hearts, running kid, burning fire, kissing couple etc.
The new improvement of Google’s email service seems to be triggered from the Anti-Google campaign called Scroogled initiated by Microsoft against Gmail.