Tokyo 2020 Olympics: WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram new features to Track Olympics Live updates
Tokyo 2020 Olympics LIVE Updates on WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat: Fans of PV Sindhu, Mary Kom, Bhavani Devi, Sania Mirza, Mirabai Chanu and all the other athletes at the world’s largest sporting event can use these apps to get the latest news updates.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics LIVE Tracker: With the 2020 Olympic Games in full swing in Tokyo, Japan, the world is getting its first experience of what a massive sporting event like the Olympics could be like without a live audience. Thanks to the pandemic, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be the first in the history of the event to not feature live audiences. Instead, fans of PV Sindhu, Mary Kom, Bhavani Devi, Sania Mirza, Mirabai Chanu and all the other athletes at the world's largest sporting event are tuning in to the event with their TV screens and over the internet.
Social networks like Facebook and two of its companies Instagram and WhatsApp have jumped in on the action along with Snapchat, in order to put their users front and centre of the 2020 Olympic Games for the latest news and results. If you want to keep up with the latest updates from your favourite Indian athletes at the global sporting event, here's a list of services.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics LIVE Updates on WhatsApp
WhatsApp allows two kinds of accounts, regular and Business accounts. Many services make use of the company's Business API to deliver updates and notifications either using a bot or by using human support. Users can make use of a chatbot called the Tokyo Olympics chatbot to check information about the event schedules, rankings and information about the event itself like highlights. These are served in the form of links, text updates and even video. The entire chatbot can be navigated by entering the relevant numbers in the chatbot.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics LIVE Updates on Facebook
Microblogging service Twitter offers a tab where the local events and news developments are curated, allowing users to track general events. Facebook appears to have taken a leaf out of Twitter's book and created a 2020 Tokyo Olympics Hub that will allow users to keep track of all the events and developments at the Olympics. If users are unaware of the new spotting events introduced this time - skateboarding, surfing, karate and sport climbing, they can also learn about these events through the newly added section.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics LIVE Updates on Instagram
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics has a robot-like mascot, Miraitowa, and Facebook-owned image and video sharing service Instagram has added an augmented reality (AR) filter. Like most filters on these social media platforms, users can try the filter out and even win AR medals that will show up after they attempt the same movements. Users can also access this filter along with other ones containing the official music from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and the official Olympics Instagram accounts.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics LIVE Updates on Snapchat
Snapchat is still one of the most popular apps among younger users in India and abroad. The app allows users to send images and videos to their friends along with disappearing chats. The service now allows users to get information from the latest International Olympic Committee via the daily Olympics Highlights, so they won't miss any of the important moments at the Olympics. Just like Instagram, users can try out timed AR lenses with movements to complete during the course of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.