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Facebook readies for Star Wars: The Force Awakens with new lightsaber feature

Facebook is letting social media users embrace their inner Jedi by allowing them to add a lightsaber to their profile pictures with the click of a button.

In a partnership with Disney, the platform has launched the initiative as the countdown to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens this Thursday, December 17th continues to excite fans.

In celebration of the big day, the official Star Wars Facebook account – featuring an image of Finn (John Boyega) clasping his lightsaber – has built a tool allowing fans to ‘Awaken the Force within’ by adding their own to their picture.’

While Luke Skywalker had to travel all the way to Dagobah to receive his own, all you need to do to pick up a lightsaber this week is click the ‘Try Me’ button on the page.

You can even pick your side with the option of either Finn’s blue lightsaber or Kylo Ren’s hilted red lightsaber.

About Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. Hutchins has worked his way up from Staff Writer to the position of Editor across the two titles, having spent some six years with both ToyNews and Licensing.biz, and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@bizmedia.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobHutchins3 if ranting is your thing...

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