Google has added emoticon images in Gmail, you can include smileys in your message, if you use the rich-text compositing mode. With these images, you can now reflect your mood, no more will you’ve to settle for a 😉 when you can have a. Out with the "XOXO" and in with the. And of course, when the bad news smells really bad, transcends all words.
In addition, Google also added a new set of emoticons in Gmail Chat.