Windows 11 brings 3D emojis to most of Microsoft's suite of apps

Reading time icon 2 min. read

Readers help support Windows Report. We may get a commission if you buy through our links. Tooltip Icon

Read our disclosure page to find out how can you help Windows Report sustain the editorial team Read more

Key notes

  • If you were already bored with the emojis that Microsoft redesigned some years ago, we have some good news.
  • The Redmond tech company will bring over 1800 new fluent, 3D emojis to the upcoming operating system.
  • According to Microsoft, the rollout process for the new emoji packs will start in the holiday season. 
  • These new and fun emojis will also be added to some of the tech giant's trademark apps, such as Outlook, or Teams.
Windows 11 emoji

It’s time to also pay attention to the little things that Microsoft has decided to include in the upcoming operating system.

And if Windows 10 introduced a new design for emojis some years ago, the launch of Windows 11 was a good opportunity for the tech company to finally give its emojis a makeover.

Recently, the Redmond tech giant revealed that it has redesigned its 1800+ emojis with a new 3D look, which is a huge improvement over the previous flat ones.

New 3D, detailed emojis coming to Windows 11

These highly expected new 3D emojis will start rolling out in the holiday season for Windows and Microsoft Teams, with other Microsoft 365 apps such as Yammer and Outlook to follow throughout 2022.

Over 1,800 emojis exist within Microsoft 365, and we’ve been working for the past year to dramatically refresh them by creating a system that is innately Fluent. We opted for 3D designs over 2D and chose to animate the majority of our emojis.

The new 3D emojis from Microsoft already went live in the company’s Flipgrid education app, and everyone’s looking forward to seeing them appear on the Windows OS.

Design teams have also created brand new emojis inspired by this new hybrid work era. Another interesting fact for the Windows fans out there’s that Microsoft is also bringing Clippy back to life.

The tech company will now turn the former Office Assistant into its new paperclip emoji across Microsoft 365 apps.

Beyond emoji, we’re bringing our Fluent aesthetic to life within Microsoft 365 via more expressive themes, illustrations, backgrounds, and more.

This initiative was expected by many users, as they just couldn’t picture Windows 11 running with the outdated and flat emojis that the previous OS used.

Many more changes are coming to the future operating system, according to Microsoft, and we can’t wait to discover them all and share them with you.

Do you like the new emojis that are being added to Windows 11? Let us know in the comments section below.

More about the topics: Windows 11