The ICC World Cup 2015 is already underway, and nearly all the matches have seen a lot of activity on Twitter. Be it celebrations or sticking it to their opponents, the social media platform has become a sort of battleground. Twitter is now providing you more tools to show your support for your national team.
Twitter has today announced the return of hashflags, which as the name suggests is a hashtag flag. It was first introduced at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and after its immense success made a return at last year’s World Cup as well. This is however the first time it will be used at Cricket’s biggest tournament.
The likes of ICC and Cricket Australia have already started showing how it is used.
— ICC (@ICC) February 26, 2015
— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) February 26, 2015
Fans can type # followed by the first three letters of their team for a cute emoji flag to show up in their messages. So to show your support for the men in blue, type #IND and the Indian national flag should show up on your tweet.
India’s first two matches against arch rivals Pakistan and South Africa have already created an explosion on Twitter. The first match saw more than 17 lakh tweets on match day, while India’s comfortable win over South Africa saw a whopping 69.2 million tweets. India next play UAE on Saturday, and we should expect a similar reception.