Facebook Chat Just Got Infinitely Better: Try This New Gimmick Now

Be honest: has Facebook chat ever been your favorite form of instant messaging? For many of us, Gchat, Skype or even AIM are our preferred defaults. Now, a new gimmick is making us like Facebook’s built-in chat function a whole lot more. As demonstrated in the photo above, you can make the profile pictures of Facebook users and pages show up inside your chat windows.

Here’s how:

    1. Start chatting with someone (pretty simple).
    2. When you’d like to refer to a mutual friend or, say, Coca Cola, you dump their profile id (either their name or a string of numbers for those users who haven’t claimed their choice URL) into double brackets. So, that would be [[cocacola]] for a picture of Coke, [[zuck]] for Mark Zuckerberg and [[mashable]] for the logo of where your learned about this new feature, and so on.
    3. Amaze everyone on Facebook chat with this cool new gimmick.

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What do you think, will inserting your friend’s faces bring the end of the emoticon era, or will the Internet forever be dominated by the 🙂 face?

[via Geekosystem]

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