Microsoft Office Virtual Assistant clippy is back. But this time he is returning in the guise of emoji.
The paper clip-like cartoon will appear as soon as you write ‘Paperclip Emoji’ on Microsoft 365 service.
A few days ago, Microsoft tweeted to its users about taking back the clip. There he wrote, “If we get 20,000 likes on this post, we will bring back the clippy.”
Within an hour of this announcement, the likes of that post exceeded one lakh houses. Other Microsoft account holders have also expressed solidarity with the move ahead of World Emoji Day on July 17.
Many even call for ‘free clips’ from official Xbox accounts.
In a blog post, Microsoft’s design team says the whole redesign initiative is part of a move to bring Microsoft’s emoji to a colorful 3D design.