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Want to 'say it with Starbucks'? There's an emoji for that

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By Rebecca Stewart | Trends Editor

April 26, 2016 | 2 min read

Starbucks is the latest brand to jump on the emoji bandwagon. The chain has unveiled an official emoji keyboard comprising 28 Starbucks-specific icons for coffee lovers to share with their friends.

From Frappuccinos to flat whites (and a unicorn drinking a latte) the emoticon suite features several recognisable products, and is free to download for iOS and Android users.

The coffee house is looking to capitalise on the popularity of its seasonal branding via the keyboard, and has said it will change the icons throughout the year to include illustrations of popular designs like its traditional festive 'Red Cups'.

The emojis can be used across messaging platforms, and mark the company's first foray into the space.

Brands such as Dove have been tapping into the buzz around emojis over the past 12 months, with a recent study noting that Brits were 95 per cent more likely to open branded emails if the subject line contained an emoji.

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