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Twitter India rolls out gratitude emoji

Twitter's new gratitude emoji can be activated using hashtags in English and Hindi.

By: HT CORRESPONDENT
| Updated on: May 14 2020, 11:51 IST
Twitter said there have been over 250 million tweets globally expressing thanks and gratitude.
Twitter said there have been over 250 million tweets globally expressing thanks and gratitude. (Pixabay)

Twitter has a new emoji for users to express gratitude during this time. Twitter's gratitude emoji can be activated using three hashtags and in different languages including Hindi.

The new emoji which is a hand heart is available now and you can start using it with the hashtags #thankful, #grateful and #धन्यवाद in Hindi.

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Twitter said there have been over 250 million tweets globally expressing gratitude and thanks. This is a 26% increase from February's average.

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Twitter also said other emojis like pray and clap saw an increase of 50% and 10% respectively. The clap emoji in particular was used by Twitter on World Health Day to thank healthcare workers around the world.

Twitter regularly introduces emojis for special occasions globally and in India like Republic Day, Diwali and more. There's also the #stayhomechallenge hashtag which activates the stay home emoji showing a house.

The social appreciation campaign is big on other platforms too like Instagram and Facebook who have introduced their own tools. Instagram started with the ‘Stay at Home' stickers along with ‘Thank you hour'. It also launched donation stickers in live broadcasts to help support nonprofits. Facebook also launched a new ‘care' reaction emoji that can be used on posts, and on Messenger as well.

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First Published Date: 14 May, 11:51 IST
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