“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” face masks and emoticons take Skype by storm

Make yourself one with the Force this holiday season. New Star Wars: The Last Jedi–themed emoticons and face masks have infiltrated your chats and Highlights and are waiting to be unleashed into the galaxy.

To celebrate the latest installment of Star Wars, starting today we are rolling out ten new Skype emoticons based on some of your favorite characters and icons. Characters like BB-8, Captain Phasma, Kylo Ren, Chewbacca, and an adorable porg—Chewie’s newest pal to board the Millennium Falcon—are landing in your chats in time for the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

You can use the Star Wars: The Last Jedi emoticons like you would any Skype emoticon. Go to your emoticons picker, choose a favorite character or icon, and send to friends and family—whether they’re nearby or in a galaxy far, far away.

Introducing masks for Skype on mobile

If you’re a Stormtrooper fan, you can patrol the Galactic Empire by donning a virtual helmet—thanks to the introduction of masks in Skype on mobile, starting to roll out today. Masks are face effects for your photos or videos that help you dress up any ordinary selfie. Let your friends know you’re a Star Wars fan in a mask of Kylo Ren or Captain Phasma. The animated masks move with your face, so you can nod in agreement—or agree to disagree—about which Star Wars movie is the best of all time.

To try masks for Skype on your mobile device, tap Capture. Next, tap the mask icon at the top of your screen, scroll through the mask options at the bottom of the screen, and select your favorite. Snap a selfie or take a video and then post it to your Highlights or share it with your friends via chat.

No matter which side you’ve chosen, the Force is strong with you this holiday season. Skype emoticons and masks inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi are about to be part of your destiny.

To get started using this new content, make sure you are on the latest Skype mobile app. Please visit our Community and send us your feedback. And if you want to learn even more about the new Skype, visit the Skype.com feature page. For quick answers, please visit the FAQs.

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