After emojis for Make in India and Diwali, Twitter is back with another India-specific emoji. Twitter is honoring India’s 67th Republic Day with an emoji. Also Read - Explained: Can Twitter get banned in India?Also Read - Twitter vs government: Twitter India loses legal protection for not complying with IT rules on time
The micro blogging website announced the launch of the emoji with a tweet — ‘Tweeted out the special #RepublicDay emoji yet? Tweet with hashtag #RepublicDay to add the emoji to your tweets’. Tweeting with the hashtag #RepublicDay will add a tricolor emoji to your tweet.
As mentioned above, this isn’t the first India-specific emoji launched by Twitter. In addition to Make in India and Diwali, the company has launched emojis on occasions like Pro Kabaddi, Independence Day, and the Cricket World Cup among others.
Republic Day greetings to all my fellow Indians. …
Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 26, 2016
Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished the nation a Happy Republic Day via Twitter. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg too wished the country on the Republic Day. “Happy Republic Day to everyone celebrating in India! I m grateful that I ve been able to visit India many times and experience the spirit and diversity of the world s largest democracy. Every time I learn something new about India, the world and myself. I can t wait for my next visit,” Zuckerberg wrote.
Google too honored the day by featuring a Republic Day doodle on its homepage. The doodle featured BSF’s camel contingent in a parade formation.