News | Microsoft teams up with Muppets, BBC and others to put some ‘Mojis’ in your Skype chat

If a picture is worth a thousand words, one has to wonder how many words have been replaced over the years by the tiny pictures that so many of us delight in adding to our text messages. There are those, of course, who believe the use of emoticons and emoji are getting out of hand – and if you’re one of those people, the latest addition to Skype probably won’t be your cup of tea.

But for everyone else, Skype’s new ‘Mojis’ look like they might add a bit of extra fun to your chats, as Microsoft explains:

Now, when you send a message on Skype, you can personalize your chat and pull in your favorite TV or movie moments to do the talking for you. Mojis are short clips from your favorite movies and TV shows that you can put directly into a Skype chat when words aren’t enough to capture for that “ah-hah,” “haha,” or “yikes” moment.

Microsoft said today that it has teamed up with leading entertainment providers including Universal Studios, the BBC, The Muppets, and more, to find “the funniest, craziest and most iconic moments from some of the best TV and movies out there.” Mojis from Despicable Me, Bridesmaids, Pitch Perfect, Jurassic Park, and many others will be available at launch, and the company says more content is on the way.

Mojis will be available in the latest versions of Skype across Windows, Mac, Android and iOS, and Microsoft says that adding one to your chats is “as easy as tapping the emoticon button” and browsing the available options.

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