This morning don't be surprised if you find that your twitter feed is flooded with tri-color emojis. It is Twitter's way of celebrating India's 67th Republic Day. To mark the occasion, it has launched this emoji at 11 pm on Monday, 25th January.
By using the hashtag #RepublicDay when composing a tweet, a beautiful interpretation of the Indian tricolour will appear after the hashtag in the sent Tweet. The emoji gives Twitter users a fun way to tweet, share and celebrate the historic day with Indians worldwide.
The #RepublicDay emoji has been launched by Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor, who is essaying the role of Neerja Bhanot in the upcoming film 'Neerja', the youngest recipient of India's highest peacetime military award for bravery, the Ashok Chakra.
From 2015, Twitter has customised emojis for various sports, entertainment, cultural festivals and moments in India. To mark the 69th
Independence Day of India, Twitter launched the first Indian flag emoji; by using hashtag #India when composing a Tweet, the Indian tricolour appeared after those hashtags in the sent Tweet. #India was launched by PM Modi.
Then we saw twitter's first #HappyDiwali emoji, a traditional lamp or diya to celebrate the festival, was launched in November 2015, to allow Twitter users across the world to celebrate the festival with friends and family across the world.