Microsoft threatens to bring back its
annoying adorable Clippy character. The software giant says it will replace the paperclip emoji in Microsoft Office with Clippy if the tweet below gets 20,000 likes. The tweet has already passed 9,000 likes, so Clippy might be on the verge of returning as a more innocent emoji.
Born in Office 97, Clippy originally appeared as an assistant to offer help and advice on using Microsoft Office. You either loved or hated his Groucho eyebrows and persistence, and Microsoft ultimately killed Clippy in Office XP in 2001.
The famous trombone almost made a comeback a few years ago, however. Some Microsoft employees briefly resurrected Clippy as animated stickers in Microsoft Teams, but the company’s “brand police” stepped in to stop the effort. It was a brutal shot from the anthropomorphic paperclip, but it seems Microsoft has now realized that humans like to have fun while they enter data into spreadsheets or create a PowerPoint presentation.
So will we finally see Clippy return to Microsoft Office? Microsoft is currently holding Clippy hostage behind a tweet that needs 20,000 likes. Like every YouTuber says, hit that Like button Edge readers and we’ll find out what’s going on.