Now, A Ganesh Emoji on Twitter for Ganpati celebrations

Q.  Twitter has introduced an emoji on which festival from September 4-16?
- Published on 17 Sep 16

a. Ganesh Chathurthi
b. Holi
c. Diwali
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Ganesh Chathurthi
 
Now, A Ganesh Emoji on Twitter for Ganpati celebrationsTo mark Ganesh Chathurthi, micro-blogging site Twitter introduced an emoji on Ganesh festival and it was an international success.
  • The first ever Ganesh festival emoji was launched on September 4

  • People activate it using hashtags like #Ganeshotsav, #HappyGaneshChathurthi and #Ganesh Chathurthi

  • The number of tweets using hashtag #Ganesh Chathurthi went to 480,000 from September 3-6

  • A spike occurred on Sept 6 with 600 tweets per minute

  • After the hashtag is used, a Lord Ganesha emoji is activated next to the hashtag; it will remain active till 16th Sept

  • The adorable emoji of the elephant headed God shows a red coloured Ganesha when you tweet using #HappyGaneshChaturthi, as well as #Ganesh, #GaneshChaturthi, #GanpattiBappaMorya and #Ganeshotsav in both Hindi and English.

  • Across the years, the social media platform has introduced specific emojis to mark major festivals and events, launching the first ever emoji for Diwali in the form of a Diya or traditional oil lamp.

  • Twitter also launched customised emojis for International Day of Yoga, Pro Kabbadi Leage and Independence as well as Republic Day.

  • The first ever made emoji was for Diwali. #HappyDiwali emoji received almost 1.8 million tweets.

  • During the festival, people shared videos and photos of favourite pandals, street processions, traditional clothes, foods and sweets

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