Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Comes to Messenger From Facebook

The app gets a chat theme, AR effects and stickers

The film’s official release date in the U.S. is Dec. 20 Disney/Facebook

Disney is backing the upcoming theatrical release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker with some limited-edition features on Messenger From Facebook.

The film’s official release date in the U.S. is Dec. 20.

Starting Thursday, Messenger users can bring the Force to their chats with a Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker chat theme and reaction emojis featuring the movie’s heroes and villains.

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The social network and Disney teamed up on three new augmented reality affects for Messenger:

  • Lightspeed, which enables people to travel to a whole new dimension, moving at speeds never reached before.
  • Cockpit, which lets users visualize themselves as part of the Resistance, gliding through galaxies in Poe Dameron’s X-Wing.
  • Dark vs. Light, where people decide which side of the Force their allegiances lie with.
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Finally, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stickers are available for use starting Thursday.

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david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.
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