“Always in motion is the future,” said Yoda. He was right, because we now have limited-edition Messenger features that include a chat theme, reactions, stickers and AR effects. Star Wars fans, prepare yourselves - this is your time to get even more hyped about the movie!
This celebration of the premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is in collaboration with Disney and basically brings the Star Wars galaxy to your Messenger chats.
The same way we have been using reactions and stickers, geeks can now use characters from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker to express their feelings (they didn’t discriminate so you can pick from both the light side and the dark side).
There will also be limited-edition AR effects to help users feel like they are a part of the galactic action when making Messenger video calls and taking photos via the Messenger camera.
The Lightspeed Effect enables users to jump into hyperspace and travel to a whole new world. You also get to be a part of the Resistance, moving through the galaxies in Poe Dameron’s X-Wing with the Cockpit Effect. To top it all off, pick from the Dark vs. Light Effect to show which side you stand for!
To try it out for yourself, simply open a Messenger thread and tap the name of the thread at the top to open the thread settings. Click select “theme”, look for the Star Wars chat theme, and enjoy!
May the force be with you.
By: Celestine Foo