Facebook introduces Star Wars themed Messenger features
DURBAN - To celebrate the premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Facebook is giving fans the opportunity to share their passion for the movie through a series of limited-edition Messenger features.
Designed in partnership with Disney, the features bring the Star Wars galaxy to your very own Messenger chats. The reactions and stickers allow you to express yourself using all of your favorite Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker characters, from both sides of the Force.
Facebook has also teamed up with Disney to create limited-edition AR effects that will have users feeling like they are a part of the galactic action when they are making Messenger video calls and taking photos using the Messenger camera.
First, jump into hyperspace and travel to a whole new world with the Lightspeed Effect. Then, users will be able to see yourself as part of the Resistance, gliding through the galaxies in Poe Dameron’s X-Wing with the Cockpit Effect. And don’t forget about the battle of the Dark vs. Light side of the Force! Now, users can use the Dark vs. Light Effect to choose their side.
Jeremy Goldberg, Product Design Manager, Messenger said, "Messenger brings a community of over one billion users closer to the people, places and passions they care about. We are thrilled to be partnering with Disney as they premiere the final installment in the Skywalker saga, one of the most beloved movie franchises of all time".
To turn on the Star Wars chat theme, users must open a Messenger thread and tap the name of the thread at the top to open the thread settings. Then, select “theme” where they will find the Star Wars chat theme.
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