Cortana for Windows Phone 8.1 gets a couple of new ‘impression’ animations [Images]


Microsoft is slowly updating the Cortana for Windows Phone 8.1 with tiny but, awesome features. Now, the software giant has added new animations when you ask the personal digital assistant of Windows Phone to do an impression.


When you will ask Cortana to ‘do an impression/impersonation’ which will show you a couple of impressions along with animations including text and voice.

Cortana has got a couple of great features like doing everything a personal assistant will do i.e. taking notes, settings alarms, opening apps and searching on the internet etc but, Microsoft also added a couple of ways to have fun with Cortana and impressions is one of those. Cortana can also search for music on the internet as well as give you nearby suggestions.

When you ask Cortana to do am impression, Cortana will show you an impression like ‘Expecto Patronum’ which is a popular spell from the popular wizard movie, Harry Potter and the Prisoners of Azkaban. Similarly, the Cortana shows few more impressions including one from Start Wars’ Yoda who says ‘when nine hundred years old you reach, look as good you will not’.


Previously, Cortana only showed the quotes and text but, recently the voice assistant has started to show animations related to the quote alongside the text e.g. Expecto Patronum shows a wand.

You can see the different animations for impressions in the screenshot gallery below (click to enlarge).

Don’t forget to explore our Cortana section for more news and interesting facts about Cortana from Widows Phone 8.1.


Ahmad Wahid

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