Yesterday, Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor officially launched the #HappyDiwali emoji on Twitter. This emoji of a diya will be displayed with the hashtag #HappyDiwali.
Unveiling the latest emoji, Twitter is adding more lights and making their platform shine brighter than ever with #HappyDiwali wishes.
This year, we’re excited to celebrate the festival of lights with our first ever Diwali emoji! #HappyDiwali
— Twitter India (@TwitterIndia) November 9, 2015
The emoji was launched by Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor, popular actors of the Indian film industry and active Twitter celebrities. Their movie Prem Ratan Dhan Payo is releasing this Diwali and so this emoji is a treat for all their fans as well.
— Sonam Kapoor (@sonamakapoor) November 9, 2015
Twitter’s Diwali Twitter also announced a fun and engaging activity. The pictures that will be posted with the hashtag #HappyDiwali will be featured in Diya shaped mosaic. It will be revealed on 12th November 2015 at their microsite, www.diwaliontwitter.com and the users can scroll through and find their picture amongst the thousand others who participated. Rishi Jaitly, Twitter vice president of media, Asia-Pacific, The Middle East and North Africa said, “This Diwali, Twitter is the go-to platform where people from across the world can engage in conversations about their celebrations, experiences and moments in real time. The #HappyDiwali emoji is a delightful, colourful way to unite Indians all over the world and celebrate the festival of lights together on Twitter,”
@Suriya_offl #HappyDiwali pic.twitter.com/sSJOSCmZpG — ↪ Hari Calicut Sfc ↩ (@calicut_sfc) November 10, 2015
#HappyDiwali to you all……go on don’t hold back…..light it up! ?
— Joe Morrison (@joefooty) November 10, 2015
Just For the Diya icon :) #HappyDiwali
— Sachin Sangoi (@SachinSangoi) November 10, 2015
Adding a Diwali emoji for the country to celebrate the festival on their micro-blogging site, Twitter is probably trying to become more user-friendly with more lights this time.