How To Use Your Friend’s Profile Picture As Emoticon In Facebook Chat

We have been using different type of emoticons such as smileys to express our emotions/feelings over chat. Facebook chat has this unique feature to use friend’s profile picture to use as emoticon. Here is a 2 step process to use any of your friend’s profile picture as emoticon while chatting on facebook:

Step #1: First of all you need to find the facebook profile id or facebook profile name of the friend whose picture you want to use as emoticon.  Click on the desired profile and check the URL in the address bar of your browser.

If the URL looks like “″, copy 76xxxxx54

or else if URL looks like, copy facebookusername.

Step #2: In facebook chat messenger, paste the profile id or profile name (copied in step #1) within two square brackets as shown below:

[[76xxxxx54]]   or   [[facebookusername]]

press enter and you will be able to see the friend’s profile picture as emoticon.

Go ahead and surprise your friends, they might not know this till now…!!

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