Skype has long been a solid business communications tool, and Microsoft has done a great job of beefing up the infrastructure and adding in solid collaboration features since purchasing the messaging solution in 2011. That’s great for the enterprise, of course, but one could argue that Microsoft’s done relatively little to make Skype into the kind of fun social messaging tool that the cool kids like to use.
Apparently, the Skype team agrees, and so they’ve announced Skype Mojis, which take the concept of emoticons to another level entirely. In short, Mojis are hand-curated TV and movie clips that can be accessed from the emoticon button. Feel like you need a little creativity in your chatting? Grab a Moji and, as Microsoft says, let it “do the talking for you.”
Here’s Kermit and Miss Piggy providing a quick overview of Skype Mojis:
Update to the latest Skype client on Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS, and you’ll have access to snippets from a variety of studios including Universal Studios, Disney Muppets, BBC, and others. Despicable Me, Bridesmaids, Pitch Perfect, Jurassic Park, and The Muppets are a few examples of what’s in store, and Microsoft promises to keep things fresh with new and unique content.