But, it’s not custom emoticons…
better explained at:
You can’t actually add your own emoticons, or even change up things (say, switching a smile for a tongue), it’s just swapping out one for another one of the same type.
The “smile” can only be switched to another smile, like this new monkey smile or the dog smile, and will send that emoticon accordingly. So the smile emoticon in the panel will show the new one, and instead of sending
(smile), it will send
Additionally, it only affects when you bring up the emoticon panel and actually press an emoticon, it doesn’t affect typing the smiley, ie.