Twitter rolls out new innovation for Star Wars fans worldwide


vicTwitter has rolled out new innovation that will have the attention of Star Wars fans worldwide: Starting today, Twitter users will have even more ways to express their passion about their favorite pop culture phenomenon with new Twitter-exclusive #StarWarsEmojis.

In anticipation of the theatrical release of “Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens,” we created custom Twitter emojis, giving Twitter users the ability to show their enthusiasm for the ever-evolving Star Wars universe.

The first three #StarWarsEmojis debuted today during the Star Wars Celebration underway in Anaheim, California. Others, including both iconic legacy characters and a handful of new ones in #TheForceAwakens, will appear later in the year.

Here are the three available today:

Tweeting a #StarWarsEmoji is simple. Twitter users who post hashtags representing keywords associated with specific Star Wars characters and legacy themes will see a small emoji-like icon automatically appended to the end of the text of the tag, embedded within the Tweet.
You can easily get closer to the action by following your favorite Star Wars cast members on Twitter, too. Check out this list to see all the names and accounts, and of course be sure to follow @StarWars to get news and updates for #TheForceAwakens.