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How to use Bonus Smileys for MSN Messenger

The SmileyCentral add-on for your MSN messenger has three main features:

  • It allows you to send one of over 10,000 custom emoticons in your conversation;
  • It lets you add a cool Webfetti graphic to your message; or
  • It gives you an option to select one of many electronic greeting cards to send to your friends.

How to send a custom emoticon:
Make sure that MSN Messenger is closed. To enable Smiley Central in MSN Messenger, click on the MyWebSearch button in your browser.
SmileyCentral icon in the browser.

To enable/disable Smiley Central within MSN Messenger, go to Internet Explorer browser and:
1) Find the "My Web Search" button on your toolbar and click the down-arrow
2) Select "Enable/Disable Features"
3) Check the box next to "MSN Messenger" (and/or "Windows Messenger") to enable, uncheck the box to disable
4) Click "Save Changes"

Be sure to close your MSN Messenger, then re-open for your changes to take effect.

Once restarted, open MSN Messenger. Click on the contact you want to send an instant message to. This will open a conversation window. In the top right corner of the IM window you will see a SmileyCentral toolbar. To insert a smiley into a message, you need to open SmileyCentral Add-on by clicking the smiley face on the tool bar.
SmileyCentral window in your Messenger
After clicking on a smiley icon within your Smiley application, you will see something like this in your compose box: @[smiley: Hi Ya : [15/15_1_70]]

This is code that tells your IM client to display your smiley as an icon once you click Send. Go ahead and try it. Send your message and the code will convert to the smiley icon that you and your friend will be able to see.

How to send a Webfetti Graphic:
To insert a cool graphic into a message you need to open WebFetti Add-on by clicking on the WF icon on the SmileyCentral toolbar.
Webfetti window in your Messenger

How to send a greeting card:
You can also send an e-card via your IM conversation. To insert a card into a message you need to open MyFunCards Add-on by clicking the e icon on the toolbar. Then simply select the e-card you want, and send.
e-cards window in your Messenger

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