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Love me do - Sir Paul McCartney and Skype team up for Valentine's Day mojis

Sir Paul McCartney has expanded his repertoire by composing music for a range of moving emoticons known as mojis.

The former Beatle has written music for a range of "Love Mojis" in partnership with technology giant Skype for Valentine's Day.

Mojis differ from emoticons or emojis as they are clips that "move" or have animation effects whereas the latter are static animated icons.

Talking about creating the set of ten mojis, Sir Paul said it " turned out to be a great laugh at the same time as challenging".

He explained: "Y ou suddenly realise you've got to compress a musical interpretation of an expression into less than five seconds.

"It was like doing a huge crossword puzzle and coming up with all these solutions. And at the same time it was musical so it was great practice for me in the studio."

The set contains a banana, an octopus, a cupid shooting his arrow, a turtle hugging himself and other cute characters.

Skype's corporate vice-president Gurdeep Pall said: " As one of the most iconic artists of all time, Paul McCartney is known for expressing his passion through music.

"When it comes to composing love songs there is no other artist in the world who has a better track record. Paul's music has touched the hearts of millions of people all over the world."

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