Last year, Microsoft introduced "Mojis" to Skype as a way of adding a bit of extra fun to instant messaging on its communications platform. Mojis are essentially short video clips that can be dropped into a conversation, and the first batch included content from the BBC, The Muppets, Despicable Me, Jurassic Park, and others.
Now, though, with Valentines Day coming up, Microsoft has teamed up with legendary music-maker Sir Paul McCartney to create a set of love-themed Mojis, as the Skype team explained today:
We’ve coupled original Skype designs with unique musical compositions from Paul so you can always express your love to friends and family around the world, no matter what you’re trying to say.
Paul genuinely loves Skype and, inspired by our existing Mojis, was excited to lend his voice to the Mojis family. Likewise, we were over the moon to work with Paul, and it was a great creative challenge for us to create the animations to compliment his legendary sound.
Microsoft also shared a video revealing some of the creative process that went into making the new Mojis, including designing the animations, and of course, showing the man himself at work:
The new Mojis will be available in the latest versions of the Skype app across Windows, OS X, iOS and Android.