As I type this, there are still 128 days until the theatrical release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While that's still a ways away, knowing that fans of the franchise are foaming at the mouth for anything related to the new movie, Disney has been rolling out little snips of fan service, like photos of the set and new trailers of the movie.
With an update to the official Star Wars app on iOS (update for the Android version coming soon) , you'll be able to use Star Wars-themed emojis in your text messages, with memorable characters such as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Darth Vader, Princess Leia, C-3PO, and R2-D2, all designed with a cute and friendly twist.
Open the app, then fill in some information and accept the terms and conditions. Once you're in, tap on on the "GIF + Emojis" box where you'll see the Star Wars emojis—52 in all.
Select an emoji simply by tapping on it, which will copy it to your clipboard. Hold down in any text box to paste it and the emoji will appear as a small image. Since there is everything from fighter jets to lightsabers, you can get creative and even drop a short story in your texts.
It should be noted that these are technically small images and not actual keyboard emojis, but that doesn't mean that they aren't great alternatives. Lets just hope our keyboards come stock with some Star Wars emojis in the future, since it's already received gotten the Star Trek treatment.