Los Angeles: Marvel Comics-themed emoticons have been added to Skype to coincide with the cinematic release of `Captain America: The Winter Soldier`.
Users who install the latest version of the Microsoft-owned messaging service can make use of Captain America, Bucky, Nick Fury and Black Widow emoticons, reportedly.
The emoticons can be accessed by typing (captain), (bucky), (nickfury), and (blackwidow) within the message window.
A secret fifth emoticon of Steve Rogers`s shield can be unlocked by visiting a dedicated website and completing a challenge there.
Skype is also offering a range of downloadable Marvel-themed bonus materials through its Hero Hub, including character wallpapers and avatars.
Several users are expected to be in for a wait to access the Marvel emoticons, as the latest Skype update is currently being rolled out on a per-territory basis.
`Captain America: The Winter Soldier` will be released in UK cinemas on March 28 and in the US on April 4.