Whether you’re sending a thumbs up, a high five or just skipping around, our emoticons have a new lease of life in Skype! We are super excited to share we now have over 750 options, where you can express how you are feeling with our uniquely animated emoticons!
Another fun fact, we’ve overhauled our color pallet so you can choose your theme, send what you want, and still see it all! The penguin kiss or sad bat will no longer disappear on the dark theme, you can now see every emoticon on every background and bubble color combination in Skype.
How do I send them?
Open Skype, select a contact to chat with and open the expression picker by clicking on the smiling face.
Additionally, in the hand and person tab, long press (mobile), or right click (desktop), and a popup will appear with 6 different tone options. Click the one you want and it will be placed inside your message box. You can send the emoticons separately or with text, the choice is yours.
So, what’s next?
That’s up to you! We have some ideas around future emoticons, but we would love to hear from you. Send us your ideas about an emoticon you’d like to see on Skype and we’ll work to make it happen!
Go Skype & express yourself!
The Skype Team