Chat has been a big hit since we released it a couple of months ago. Even though it's still in Wikia Labs, around 2,500 unique users are chatting on Wikia each day!
We're excited to announce a pretty cool feature on Chat: emoticons. We know that many users have been requesting these yellow-faced icons, and we're confident that their addition will make Chat even more fun and enjoyable. Check out some of the available emoticons here.
The coolest part about adding emoticons to Wikia Chat is that each wiki can customize them! By default, every Chat starts with these emoticons, but if you visit the MediaWiki:Emoticons page on your wiki, you can add or change any of the emoticons. For more information on how to customize, please refer to the Chat Help …
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