It's Monday, and your coworkers are digging into a long,
grueling database project. If you're nice, you'll bring them coffee
and bagels. But if you're feeling less charitable, there's always
an animated Clippy sticker to help get their week started off on
the wrong foot.
Microsoft recently confirmed that, yes, you can pull a number of
animated Clippy images from within Microsoft Teams. In case you're
too young to remember Clippy, the animated paperclip was introduced
to Microsoft Word in 1996 as an office assistant, and is unfondly
remembered as a precursor to virtual assistants like Siri and the
Google Assistant. Now, Clippy is back as an animated retro sticker
pack within Microsoft Teams.
We're on record as standing against animated emoji, specifically
the ones Microsoft said would arrive in Windows 11. Fortunately,
Microsoft took our advice, and the distracting, animated emoji have
yet to make an appearance. Animated stickers, however,
have appeared within Teams for some time. And now Clippy has
entered that arena.
To select from among the dozens of animated and non-animated
Clippy stickers, you'll want to launch the main Teams app and
scroll down to the small icons underneath the chat window. There,
you'll find a list of Clippy stickers accessible from the left-hand
rail nav, or you can simply type in Clippy inside the search box.
Either way, now you'll have a number of Clippy icons from which to
Here's how to find the
Microsoft Clippy pack within Microsoft Teams.
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Microsoft stopped using Clippy as a formal part of Microsoft
Office years ago, but the animated paperclip has snuck back into the tech zeitgeist via everything from
Greenpeace protests to a Microsoft Office game (yes, seriously)
called Ribbon Hero. Clippy was supposed to eventually
replace the paperclip emoji within Windows 11, but so far that
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