How to copy & insert animated smileys

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How to copy & insert animated smileys
A smiley adds character to online messages. (happy smiley image by Perth from

An animated smiley can be a cheerful addition to an e-mail or instant message. A smiley can let someone know that you are happy or it can be a way to cheer someone up. You do not have to save the image or know Hyper-Text Markup Language to copy and insert the smiley into the message you want to include it in. Windows has a simple way of copying pictures so you can use it even if it is animated.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Click and drag your mouse over the image of the smiley. It appears highlighted.

  2. 2

    Right-click on the picture and select "Copy Image."

  3. 3

    Right-click where you want the image to appear and click "Paste." The image should appear where your cursor was, fully animated.

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