Microsoft is bringing Clippy back as an emoji for Teams

by Alexandru Poloboc
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  • If you were nostalgic and missed Clippy's presence, we have good news.
  • Microsoft is bringing the popular paperclip back to the Windows OS.
  • This time around, Clippy will have his own emoji pack for the Teams app.
  • Even though people had mixed feelings about him, most are excited.
Clippy emoji

The Redmond-based tech giant decided to bring the Clippy emoji back to Teams, after first resurrecting the popular paperclip two years ago and then killing it off after a few days.

The new sticker pack will be available for Teams soon and it includes lots of different versions of the anthropomorphic paperclip.

So, if you were nostalgic and started missing Clippy, you don’t need to worry anymore because, like the Terminator, he’s coming back.

Clippy is returning to Microsoft Teams

Microsoft officially confirmed the return of Clippy to the Teams app, saying that whatever we loved or hated him, he is about to return with a Retro Sticker Pack in Teams.

The new retro sticker pack looks a lot like the same stickers that a team of Microsoft employees created for Teams more than two years ago.

However, Redmond officials were quick to shut down the project, and a source at the time revealed that certain individuals inside the company weren’t happy that Clippy had appeared in the Teams app.

But all that doesn’t really matter now, because the tiny paperclip beat the odds and will make a grand return to his rightful home.

Clippy started off life in Office 97, politely offering hints for using Microsoft’s Office software and people had mixed responses to his constant interruptions.

Therefore, Clippy’s unique job as Office assistant came to an end in 2001 with Office XP. Microsoft had been reluctant to embrace Clippy as a meme in its Office or Windows products until earlier this year.

Clippy has now returned to replace the standard paperclip emoji in Windows 11, been part of new Teams backgrounds, and now stars in a sticker pack in Microsoft Teams.

A pretty interesting journey for such a tiny software entity, but we are sure that most of you will be glad to see and interact with him again.

Are you excited about the return of Clippy? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

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