Sure, there’s a newly expanded set of ethnically-diverse and more-useful emoji out there (and already integrated into iOS), but do they have stormtroopers or protocol droids? Didn’t think so. Thankfully, Twitter does.
Today’s bringing us not only the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer (the first landed way back in November 2014), but new exclusive-to-Twitter emoji for Star Wars. So here’s what we’ve got:
(BB8 being the little soccer ball droid from the aforementioned teaser)
Twitter’s “hashflag” feature was introduced back in June for the World Cup, letting users tweet out their support for their favorite team with an accompanying flag image. That it’s expanding to include a marketing campaign like this for Star Wars isn’t surprising, and we might protest a bit more if we weren’t so excited for The Force Awakens.