Skype Introduces Mojis for Sharing TV and Film Clips in Conversations

The Mojis feature gives mobile and desktop Skype users the ability to share short TV and movie clips with friends.

Microsoft has announced the latest update for its Skype apps on desktop and mobile, which will bring special ‘Mojis’ to the messaging service. Like emoji, Mojis can be used in place of or alongside text, and allow users to share short TV or movie clips with their contacts during conversations.

As users receive this update, they’ll be able to browse Mojis by brand, with each having a short text description relating to the clip’s emotion. Users can preview each Moji before adding one to their current chat window. Microsoft has partnered with Universal Studios, Disney Muppets, BBC and more to create an initial Moji catalog.

The first Moji release includes content from titles including Despicable Me, Bridesmaids, Pitch Perfect, Jurassic Park and The Muppets, among others. New Moji will be added to the service going forward.

The Moji announcement reads:

Sometimes real life feels like it’s straight out of a movie and mere words just don’t do it justice. Now, when you send a message on Skype, you can personalize your chat and pull in your favorite TV or movie moments to do the talking for you. Mojis are short clips from your favorite movies and TV shows that you can put directly into a Skype chat when words aren’t enough to capture for that “ah-hah,” “haha,” or “yikes” moment.

The Mojis update is rolling out to Skype users on iOS, Android, Windows and Mac. Interested users can find the new Moji tabs in the app’s emoticon menu.