If you are struggling to convey your feelings of the desert using only words in text messages — PROBLEM SOLVED.

The #ThisIsTucson sticker pack is now available for Apple iMessage and Android phones. 

The emoji work through your iMessage app or Gboard. You download the pack of stickers and then access the app while you are texting. Check out this tutorial for more step-by-step instructions.

The emojis were created by Arizona Daily Star artist Chiara Bautista and features cactus characters, happy desert animals, food and Tucson landmarks.

The stickers also update seasonally, so get ready to send an ice cream cone cactus in the summer and a Christmas tree saguaro in the winter. 

Need help getting started? Email us at thisistucson@tucson.com.

Text on, Tucson!


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