Twitter launches Republic Day Emoji as part of India's 68th Republic Day celebrations

Twitter users across the world can now participate in the Republic Day celebration by using the emoji especially in the hashtags #RepublicDay or #HappyRepublicDay or #RepublicDay2017 when writing a Tweet

Twitter launches Republic Day Emoji as part of India

Micro-blogging site Twitter on Monday came up with a Republic Day emoji which will be available until January 27.

The emoji is designed as an interpretation of the Indian tricolour which will appear after the specific Republican Day hashtag in the Tweet.

"We are thrilled to give users a new way to join in the public conversation on Republic Day," said Mahima Kaul, Head of Public Policy and Government, Twitter India, in a statement.


Twitter users across the world can now participate in the Republic Day celebration by using the emoji especially in the hashtags #RepublicDay or #HappyRepublicDay or #RepublicDay2017 when writing a Tweet.

The hashtag activation can be available in various Indian languages.

Twitter had launched an emoji poll last year as part of the Diwali celebrations in which thousands of Indian users participated and selected the colour for the specific "Diya" emoji.

Users chose the colour from the four options of orange, blue, green, and pink. The festive orange was the clear winner with approximately 50 per cent of the votes in its favour.