Thanks to the official — and brand spanking new — Star Wars iOS app, you can now express your feelings to your friends and family, via text message, using some iconic Star Wars emojis. Here’s a list of which emojis you can choose.
As you can clearly see, Anakin Skywalker gets a lot of love from the emoji list, even including Force ghost Anakin, and of course Darth Vader. There’s also new Star Wars: The Force Awakens big-bad, Kylo Ren — including his unique crossguard lightsaber– as well as two versions of the new adorable droid BB-8.
From the app’s description in the official iTunes store:
"With a dynamic interface, the Star Wars app immerses you in breaking news, rich media, social updates, special events, and interactive features. Here’s where the fun begins:● Get instant notifications on big announcements, including trailer releases and movie news● Theme your app with Light Side, Dark Side, or Droid interfaces, each containing different designs, sounds, and animations ● Unlock 3D characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens using a special Augmented Reality camera feature ● Take and share a Star Wars “selfie” in various iconic costumes and settings, including Jedi, Princess Leia (with hair buns), Han Solo’s carbon freeze, and more● Get Star Wars-themed weather and five-day forecasts, featuring original art and parallax effects of in-universe planets and locales ● Wield a lightsaber and hone your skills against a training remote, as seen in Star Wars: A New Hope● Share Emojis and animated GIFs with your friends and family● Discover behind-the-scenes fun facts with This Day In Star Wars History● Play classic sound clips and sound effects from your favorite Star Wars characters, creatures, weapons, vehicles, and scenes● Get quick updates with a snapshot news ticker● Count down to major releases like Star Wars: The Force Awakens with an always-running timer● Sign up for Star Wars ID and join the growing Star Wars fan community; choose an avatar, create your own handle, and build a connected profile● Read official Star Wars news and blogs from StarWars.com, as well as app-exclusive content, including the latest on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, creator interviews, and more● Follow official Star Wars social channels via aggregated, customizable feeds from Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Tumblr, Google+, and Twitter● Watch official Star Wars videos, including movie trailers, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and more● Discover the latest Star Wars digital apps, products and experiences from one central hub"
On a personal note, I have the app, and use it on a regular basis. There’s way more to it than emojis, as there is also a comprehensive list of GIFs you can send to your friends as well as quotes and iconic scenes from the Star Wars films. So, if you use iOS or Android (although the emojis have not yet been released for Android), and haven’t yet downloaded this app, then get to it, as the app will also show the newest trailer, as soon as it is released.