Facebook Adds New Emojis

If you’re a heavy emoji user, we’d love to see which one describes the way you feel about this update – Facebook is adding 1,620 new emojis!

While 469 smiley faces, animals, ice cream cones and more animated stickers already exist on the platform, who couldn’t use more options? Emojis help us communicate our message in this text-based world. The more animations to pick from, the better!

Facebook’s emoji collection will top over 2,000, and all of the existing emojis are getting a redesign. With redesigned and new animal emojis, the new collection includes some cool new emojis like the man in tuxedo, the pregnant woman, a prince and the dreaded face palm.

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Emojis for Facebook Pages

Why do we love emojis?

They help humanize your Page. When you’re behind a big business name or television show fan Page, emojis help show off personality.

The perfect emoji can help deliver your message and elicit some kind of emotion from the reader. They tell your mood, feelings and reactions. Basically, they enhance the communication process.

Emojis are also awesome for increasing the engagement on your Page. Including emojis in your Facebook Page posts can increase your number of “Likes” by 57 percent and comments and shares by 33 percent. With just a few extra clicks, your post engagement and sales can see significant increases.

How to Use Emojis on Your Facebook Page

There are several ways to incorporate emojis into your interaction with fans. Use emojis when responding to comments on your posts to convey a clear emotion. Share how you’re feeling about the content you’re sharing in an update.

To post an emoji from your Facebook Page, click on the smiley face either in your status update box or comment box.

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You can also add emojis to your scheduled posts in FPTraffic. From your dashboard, click the icon for Scheduled Posts at the bottom of the Facebook Page you are managing. At the top of your post, click the yellow wrench. Then click Edit Post. The Description box appears. In the top-right corner, click the smiley face to select an emoji. At the bottom, click Save Post.

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Emojis provide a fun, creative way to connect with your fans. Use them often on your Facebook Page, both in the content you share and in replying to comments. To use them effectively, make sure they make your message clear rather than difficult to understand.

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Have fun experimenting with the emojis. Let us know which ones you love by leaving a comment!

Using Emojis to Increase Engagement

Looking for more engagement with your Facebook Page posts? Use emojis! Whether you love them or hate them, emojis can significantly help increase engagement.

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, even your own text messages–everything is moving toward a more visual media full of faces, expressions and symbols. Emojis are a visual way to communicate the mood or meaning of a message across social media platforms.

Not only are they fun to use, but including these friendly faces in your Facebook Page posts can increase your number of “Likes” by 57 percent and comments and shares by 33 percent. With just a few extra clicks, your post engagement and sales can see significant increases.

How to Add Emojis to Your Scheduled Posts in FPTraffic

Edit posts and add emojisFrom your dashboard in FPTraffic, click the icon for Scheduled Posts at the bottom of the Facebook Page you are managing.

At the top of your post, click the yellow wrench. Then click Edit Post.

The Description box appears. In the top-right corner, click the smiley face to select an emoji.

Edit FPTraffic Post add Emoji

At the bottom, click Save Post.

Emoji Keyboard Extension

Another quick option for adding these characters to your posts is to install the Emoji Keyboard Extension for Google Chrome. This allows you to search for the emoji you want, then copy and paste it right into the description box for your scheduled post.

Emoji Keyboard Chrome Extension

Emoji Keyword is by far the best Emoji Chrome extension we’ve been able to find and we use it daily 🙂

Tips for Using Emojis in Facebook Posts

Emojis are great for boosting engagement, but only when you use them effectively. Keep these tips in mind when adding emojis to your posts:

  • Learn the emoji language. Get familiar with the emoji characters so that you know what is available before beginning your search. Emojipedia is a great resource for Emoji 101, containing insights into the most popular emojis across the categories as well as the hot emoji news and trends. 😉
  • Choose relevant emojis. The more relevant your emoji is to your post, your page and your brand as a whole, the higher engagement levels you’ll see.
  • Communicate meaning. If you communicate with emojis in a real way, you give your Facebook Page more personality, authenticity and human quality.
  • Respond with emojis. Instead of simply “liking” fans’ comments on your page, use emojis to communicate more personally with them.

Facebook Reaction Emojis

Adding an emoji to your Facebook Page posts is a quick, easy way to increase your content’s engagement. Get familiar with the characters and use them to your advantage. Your fans will likely appreciate the friendly faces associated with your messages. 🙂

What’s your favorite emoji? What do you use the most often for your Facebook posts? Let us know in the Comments section!