Emoticons, which are sometimes referred to as “smileys,” help show emotion in your text and chat messages. The HTC Evo smartphone has an emoticons menu that allows you to insert smileys in your messages quickly instead of having to type them out with the correct symbol and letter combinations. Evo smileys are accessible through the text messaging menu when you have a text message open.
Open the message you want to respond to and tap the message box to access the on-screen keyboard. Press the “Menu” button on the bottom of the phone.
Touch “More” and “Insert Smiley” to open a list of emoticons you can insert in your message. Tap the smiley that you want to add to your message to insert it in your message.