Do you remember Clippy?
Microsoft’s iconic virtual assistant first appeared in Windows 97 as a small paper clip to help Microsoft Office users. It was given the boot by Office 2007, according to CNN Business.
After a brief comeback earlier this year, it appears Clippy may be here to stay... but as an emoji and not a helper.
“Last, but not least, we had to use this opportunity to make a change that only we could truly make — so long flat, standard paperclip, and hello Clippy!” Microsoft said in a Tweet.
"Last, but not least, we had to use this opportunity to make a change that only we could truly make — so long flat, standard paperclip, and hello Clippy."— Microsoft (@Microsoft) July 15, 2021
You're welcome: https://t.co/gTiDe0joGb https://t.co/GNBgI4bIFn
According to an announcement, Microsoft said: “Emoji are solidifying their role as integral communication tools in our online spaces, and you’ll be able to use each of these refreshed and new emoji across platforms and devices. Some of our new emoji are live in Flipgrid starting today, with the rest of them rolling out in the coming weeks. The set will come to Teams and Windows this holiday season, with Yammer, Outlook, and more lighting up throughout 2022.”
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