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Skype brings first talking pictures to instant messaging

Skype brings first talking pictures to instant messaging
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Microsoft-'s instant messaging, voice and video calling platform Skype launched new interactive videos and moving emoticons specifically designed for...

New Delhi: Microsoft's instant messaging, voice and video calling platform Skype launched new interactive videos and moving emoticons specifically designed for India.

The new interactive videos or talking pictures, named Mojis by Skype, are the first-of-a-kind very small clips of video (both Bollywood and Hollywood) that the company claims will revolutionise chat platforms.

For the new feature, Skype has partnered with Indian studios Yash Raj Films and ErosNow, the on-demand entertainment platform of Eros International, to develop custom Mojis for Skype users.

"We identified that these clips might be heavy on data usage for users and hence we have cached them on the app itself reducing the need for the user to download them everytime while sending them over the platform," said Gurdeep Pall, corporate vice president, Skype.

"There are about 100 Mojis now and we will keep adding them on the app. We are also thinking about including several features which may allows users in the future to send custom Mojis via the instant chat," Pall said.

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