Animated emoticons are fun and millions of people use them everyday in their Skype conversations. Recently, Microsoft added four new animated characters that are sure to help liven any Skype chat. Find them below.

Just in time for some historic happenings in the United States of America—this bold Roy G. Biv beacon will brighten your (and your loved one’s) day. After all, love is love.

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There’s always reason to celebrate! Whatever the reason, be sure to invite your closest pals (and send them nifty reminders via Skype with this cool cartoon). Put your hands in the air! Wave ‘em like you just don’t care!

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Feeling pretty great about life? So is this monkey. This dancing monkey. Rather than offer specifics on how his cool moves might sweeten a conversation, we thought we’d just let you embrace this grinning, “get-down” guy however you please. And remember: always monkey around.

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Here’s a way to snag your group chat’s attention. Whether you’re dropping some pretty exciting news, or reacting to your pal’s latest round of gossip, this ticking time bomb offers a pictorial sense of anticipation to any thread.

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Download the latest version of Skype to enjoy these new emoticons.

Source: Microsoft