Twitter has revealed a new set of Star Wars-themed emoji characters to celebrate the upcoming launch of The Force Awakens movie.
Announced at the Star Wars Celebration event, Twitter users will now see a small icon when they use #Stormtrooper #C3PO and #BB8, all of which are characters in the new flick, which will hit theatres in December 2015.
Using other Star Wars-related hashtags (like, you know, #StarWars) will also make the emojis appear, but so far it seems no other characters are represented.
The use of these emoji characters are only available on Twitter.com and the company’s official apps, so third party users are out of luck. They’re also not built using the unicode standard, so they won’t work elsewhere either.
The roll out is far from the first time Twitter has created hashtags. During major sporting events, the company often deploys hashtags that’ll delay a nation’s flag alongside.
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The company wrote on its official blog: “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.”
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