Skype ‘Mojis’ Delivers Movie, TV Clips To Enhance Your Mundane Chats

Are your Skype chats boring? Microsoft seems to think so and it’s launching a tool to spice things up. With the new Mojis, you can pop short clips from popular movies and TV shows into your chat. I have to admit that, while part of me wants to make fun of this, I have a feeling I’ll be using this. C’mon, they have Animal from the Muppets.  

“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’s Skype Team wrote in a blog post.

Skype Mojis

Finding a clip is pretty easy. Click the smiley face by the chat bar and you’ll see regular emoticons, along with tabs for the new Mojis. Click a tab, preview some clips, and you’re ready to start popping them into your chat.

So far, Skype has clips from The Office, Top Gear, Bridesmaids, Despicable Me, and others. And, of course, there are Muppets – lots of Muppets. Microsoft says it plans to add more Mojis down the road. One can only hope that Microsoft will realize the importance – nay, the necessity – of getting some Christopher Walken clips into the mix.

You may to update Skype to get the Mojis. Microsoft is adding the feature to all its Skype apps, including Skype for Android, iOS, Mac and Windows. Mojis may not be for everyone, but they’re definitely more fun than smiley faces.