Facebook’s emoticons will be listed next to the picture and location icons when you are posting a status. The list of emoticons available goes beyond the regular smileys that we all know. In addition to smileys, icons such as an ice cream or a pizza will also be made available. By the way, emoticons are arranged per category such as drinking, eating, watching and doing.
Choosing the category watching will yield to Facebook pages of movies, TV shows, etc. This works similar to the GetGlue app.
Testers commented that while the emoticons are added features for status update, it is not yet possible to add a comment yet once posted on your timeline. Facebook, though, did not mention if they are working on this system limitation.
UPDATE (as of 4/11/2013 5:23AM): The screenshot above is a sample from one of my Facebook friends who happened to be one of those selected few with this new feature. Looks like Facebook was able to work on the comment side for emoticon status updates.
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