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I'm aware of hidden emoticons of skype, but I'd like to create my own emoticon.

Is that possible to do? If so, how can I do that? Is there any tool for that?

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No, I'm afraid that's not possible read this thread.

An exerpt of the same thread, which is a reply from Skype's Staff.

reply from skype staff

Here is another article for your reference.

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Thanks for the information. Unfortunately I'll be without my own emoticons. – Johnny Feb 4 '11 at 11:10
@Johnny - I would love to see some more emoticons on Skype myself. There have been many who have constantly posted requests on Skype forums to allow for custom emoticons.. sadly they consider themselves more of a VOIP provider and hence the IM part suffers greatly – rzlines Feb 4 '11 at 11:14
it is a pity, MSN messenger sucks but it is very cool and fun to craete custom emoticons – user193655 Sep 28 '12 at 9:38
Does this apply to Windows/Mac/Linux ? – Nikana Reklawyks Oct 3 '15 at 16:34

This is pretty weak. Mac users are allowed to modify their Skype emoticons.


  1. Right click the Skype application and choose "Package Contents." Go to "Resources/Emoticons."

  2. Add your picture to the animated emoticon set folder or the emoticon set folder. In the animated folder you must save the file as a .gif, in the emoticon folder as .png.

  3. Open emoticons.plist with the property editor.

  4. Add an entry fpr for your smiley. Name the object as the file name with .gif in the animated folder and .png in the regular folder. Add the strings that you want to appear as the smiley and as the name equivalents.

  5. Create a boolean and name it hidden. If you have difficulty with the programming aspect you can check the entries of the other smileys for examples.

  6. Save and relaunch Skype.

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It only shows up for them though, not the other person they are talking to – Canadian Luke Jan 14 '13 at 17:54
Please summarize the steps found within the link. – KronoS Jan 14 '13 at 18:17

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