It’s Monday, and your colleagues are digging into a long, grueling database job. If you’re great, you’ll bring them coffee and bagels. If you’re feeling less charitable, there’s constantly an animated Clippy sticker label to assist get their week began off on the incorrect foot.
Microsoft just recently verified that, yes, you can pull a variety of animated Clippy images from within Microsoft Teams. In case you’re too young to bear in mind Clippy, the animated paperclip was presented to Microsoft Word in 1996 as an “workplace assistant,” and is unfondly kept in mind as a precursor to virtual assistants like Siri and the Google Assistant. Now, Clippy is back as an animated retro sticker label pack within Microsoft Teams.
We’re on record as standing versus animated emoji, particularly the ones Microsoft stated would show up in Windows11 Microsoft took our suggestions, and the disruptive, animated emoji have yet to make a look. Animated sticker labels, nevertheless, have actually appeared within Teams for a long time. And now Clippy has actually gotten in that arena.
To pick from amongst the lots of animated and non-animated Clippy sticker labels, you’ll wish to release the primary Teams app and scroll down to the little icons below the chat window. There, you’ll discover a list of “Clippy” sticker labels available from the left-hand rail nav, or you can just enter “Clippy” inside the search box. In either case, now you’ll have a variety of Clippy icons from which to pick.
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Microsoft stopped utilizing Clippy as an official part of Microsoft Office years earlier, however the animated paperclip has actually snuck back into the tech zeitgeist by means of whatever from Greenpeace demonstrations to a Microsoft Office video game (yes, seriously) called Ribbon Hero Clippy was expected to ultimately change the “paperclip” emoji within Windows 11, however up until now that hasn’t occurred.
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As PCWorld’s senior editor, Mark concentrates on Microsoft news and chip innovation, to name a few beats. He has actually previously composed for PCMag, BYTE, Slashdot, eWEEK, and ReadWrite.
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