Ninjacat, Microsoft's beloved unofficial mascot may be no more

So long Ninja Cat

Microsoft is apparently parting ways with ninjacat, a character like Clippy that came on to the scene back in 2015, according to a report by The Register. While the Redmond firm did not officially comment on this news, The Register says that sources who are familiar with the matter have confirmed this development.

To be fair to Microsoft, ninjacat was never an official thing from the company management itself. Instead, the sticker - a cat riding on a unicorn holding a Microsoft flag in its paw - was actually made as a fun project by some Microsoft employees. But that didn't stop it from going viral and soon, some of these Microsoft Insiders and employees "embraced" ninjacat as the unofficial mascot of the company. Microsoft too seemed to soak in the publicity at the time, introducing more companions for ninjacat.

Fast forward to today, Microsoft is moving on to a new official icon for Windows Insiders soon which it introduced during the announcement of the revamp of the Windows 11 Insider program recently. Amanda Langowski, who penned the blog post wrote:

I am super excited to unveil the new icon of the Windows Insider Program, which represents the community of people who love and help shape the future of Windows, across all our 3 Insider Channels: Dev, Beta and Release Preview.

New Windows Insider icon 2022
New Windows Insider official icon

If you want to read more tales about ninjacat, find them here.

Source: The Register

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