Why type out the words “iced caramel macchiato” when you can simply text someone a cute emoji? In an effort to make that dream a reality, Starbucks has announced a new emoji keyboard for iOS and Android devices. The new emojis feature various Starbucks beverages, such as blended Frappuccinos, cold iced teas, and hot and iced coffees, along with “Starbucks-ified” traditional emojis, like a dancing woman in a green dress (instead of red) holding a Starbucks cup, and a barista in that familiar green apron holding up a celebratory cup of coffee. The coffee giant plans to refresh the keyboard with new emojis throughout the year.
The new Starbucks emojis are free and available in the iTunes App and Google Play Stores. They work in iMessage, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Gmail, and Google Hangouts, and a number of other mobile messaging platforms.