Clippy is back... as a Windows 11 emoji

Daniel Sims

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What just happened? The latest Windows 11 preview release includes the introduction of a new style of emojis. After a PR campaign that started earlier this summer, Microsoft decided to resurrect Clippy as one of the new emojis.

The update introduces emojis that are supposed to be more in line with the "Fluent" design style of Windows 11. As such, they're exclusive to Windows 11. You can activate them by selecting Windows Update under Settings > Update & Security.

These are the new emojis that Microsoft teased back in October. The graphics that the Windows UK Twitter account used at the time made some believe Microsoft was planning to give its new emojis a bit of 3D depth. That turned out not to be the case, as the account later admitted its mistake, and the new emojis released this week are indeed 2D.

The resurrected Clippy has replaced the standard paper clip emoji. Clippy has been not much more than a meme for most of the last two decades, but people old enough to have used Microsoft Office in the late 1990s probably remember the original Office Assistant avatar that would appear to offer tips. Users back then mainly considered Clippy annoying, and the character had faded into obscurity by the Windows XP days.

In July of this year, Microsoft's main Twitter account proposed bringing Clippy back to replace its paperclip emoji if the tweet got 20,000 likes. The tweet ended up with over 173,000 likes, so Redmond went through with the change as promised.

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Shadowboxer

Posts: 1,884   +1,495
Clippy can suck my balls. MS can’t update their OS without breaking things, they can’t rollout a new OS with any competence whatsoever, they can’t even get their control pads to work over Bluetooth to their consoles but apparently they have been busy spending time and money on revamping f*cking Clippy as an emoji!?
 

JordLevy

Posts: 58   +28
Clippy can suck my balls. MS can’t update their OS without breaking things, they can’t rollout a new OS with any competence whatsoever, they can’t even get their control pads to work over Bluetooth to their consoles but apparently they have been busy spending time and money on revamping f*cking Clippy as an emoji!?
So much anger.
 

captaincranky

Posts: 17,682   +6,463
Yeah, it's well worth it to buy all new hardware, and a copy of Windows 11 to get that crap dumped on ya.....Especially when M$ passes it off as if they're doing you a favor.

I'll see their Clippy and raise them..:poop::poop:.
 

captaincranky

Posts: 17,682   +6,463
What are you talking about, M$ know how to party like no one else!

I fear you are Satan, here to tempt me, Try as you might, you're going to lure me into pushing that "play" button. :p

I'm certain they've doctored the video so you can't see their goat's heads and cloven hoofs. :eek:
 
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