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Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier Characters Assemble As Skype Icons

Emoticons have been gracing Skype chats since 2004. You’ve told us you love these fun faces, expressions and icons because they add an extra flair to conversations, and you’re always clamoring for new additions. So, today, we’re excited to let you know that Skype emoticons are adopting new “hidden heroes” alter egos, transforming into characters from Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier.


More than just images, we know you love using our emoticons to show how you feel, express yourself or, simply put, because they’re just plain fun, including our smiley faces, winks and even our mysterious ninja.

Recently we did a survey with Skype users in the U.S. and U.K. and we were excited to learn that when asked what kind of new emoticons you’d like to see, an overwhelming 57% asked for emoticons based on comic book characters.*

Well, we’re listening, and today we are introducing five new “hidden heroes” emoticons based on characters from the upcoming blockbuster film, Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Let Captain America salute a friend or loved one in your Skype IM chat.

Five new, limited edition emoticons, including Captain America, the mysterious Winter Soldier, Nick Fury and Black Widow are now available for your IM chats. While you can find most emoticons in our gallery, adopting the spy sensibilities of SHIELD and Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, these emoticons are “hiding” within Skype. To find out how to activate them, visit the Hero Hub, and don’t forget to download the newest version of Skype.

Wait! Captain America still needs your help! Reflecting the mystery and intrigue you’ll find in this movie, the fifth emoticon still needs to be discovered. Visit the Hero Hub for clues to unlock the code to this emoticon, but here’s your first hint:


Skype’s limited edition “hidden hero” emoticons are currently available on Windows Phone and Windows platforms, as well as Xbox and Android. They will be coming to Mac OSX users in the near future.

Avengers Assemble and have fun!

*This survey was conducted online within the United States and United Kingdom by Idea Lab on behalf of Skype from February 20th–24th, 2014 among 2,058 respondents ages 13 and older. 

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