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September 15, 2015

Skype’s ‘Mojis’ insert Muppets into your boring video calls

by John_A

Closeup of a female hand holding a smart phone during a skype video

Skype announced a new feature for its chat and messaging services on Tuesday that will allow users to incorporate short, Gif-like video clips into their conversations. The company is calling these new visual hybrids “Mojis” (le sigh). Just as Gmail now allows users to drop Giphy Gifs directly into emails, Skype now allows users to browse and select a moji by tapping an in-chat emoticon button. The new feature currently includes clips from Despicable Me, Bridesmaids, Pitch Perfect, Jurassic Park, The Muppets and other intellectual properties. There’s no word on whether users will be able to upload their own clips or whether the service is limited to participating corporate content partners. The feature begins rolling out to users running the latest app version on Windows, Mac, Android and iOS today.

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Internet, Apple, Microsoft, Google



Tags: Android, apple, Gmail, google, iOS, microsoft, Microsoft Windows, MobileMe, moji, Skype, The Muppets

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