Oct. 15, 2012 at 8:48 AM ET
Prepare to drive your friends nuts on Facebook ... with emoticons.
Previously limited to Facebook messages and chat, a large number of emoticons will now appear in Facebook comments. This means that "(^^^)" will turn into a little shark icon, "<3" will turn into a heart, ":)" will turn into a smiling face, and so on.
These emoticons suddenly started working in comments at the end of last week or so, but Facebook made no formal announcement. They still do not work in actual Facebook posts or in the mobile Facebook apps, mind you. :(
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