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Skype Insiders get personalized emoticons in latest update

Skype Insiders are getting a small, but entertaining, update today. With the latest update now heading to all platforms, you'll now be able to personalize your emoticons.

Yep, you can now be a monkey, koala, or even a robot instead of a boring yellow blob of a face.

Changing your default emoticon is pretty easy no matter what platform you're on. On desktop, you just have to right-click to reveal other characters that you can choose from. On mobile, a long press will serve up the same selection.

In addition to emoticons, you'll also be able to personalize hearts and ribbons to show support for different causes.

Skype Insider Personalized Hearts

Personalized emoticons are rolling out now to all Skype Insiders on all platforms with version

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  • This is such a stupid feature. Emoji are stupid.
  • no u 3words
  • Only works with the emoticons that have an asterisk or star above them.
  • They don't exactly look very high detail.
  • Still use Skype? Not trying to troll. But why?
  • Because some people and businesses still use them?
  • Plus with Facebook wanting to merge Facebook Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp together. Despite saying at acquisition of WhatsApp that it will be a separate service, so when the merge happens people will be looking for alternatives. Personally, I'm not sure if Skype will ever get their act together given their track record, but who knows.
  • That's my thing with Skype. As much as I'd like to use it, it's trash on mobile and xbox and there are comparable services on the PC. Skype needs to be cool again but I don't see it happening.
  • I think the only ones using it are the spambots at this point