How to Copy & Insert Animated Smileys

By Michelle Varsallona

An animated smiley can be a cheerful addition to an email 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.

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 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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