The nation is singing to the Lord Ganesha as the ten-day long festival dedicated to Lord Ganesha kicks off in India. The ten days are considered really sacred in states like Maharashtra, with several huge statues of the Lord being worshipped. Plenty of people establish the statue in their houses and offer prayers as they celebrate the festival. As the country gets into the festive mood, Twitter is set to join the fun as it introduces a new emoji on the platform to pay respects to one of the most keenly awaited events in the calendar, here in India.
Twitter generally does make these special efforts, especially around sporting events like World Cups or Euro Cup recently, where if you used a hashtag with a country’s name, it would convert the same into an emoji to give the message loud and clear. For the Ganesh Chathurthi, something similar is happening. Starting September 4th, all the way up to September 15th, Twitter will automatically add an emoji of Lord Ganesha, when you use any of the hashtags that are being used to bind the conversations around the festival.
So, if you use hashtags, #GaneshChaturthi, #HappyGaneshChaturthi or #Ganeshotsav a small Ganesha emoji will appear in your tweet. This feature should be available, both on the web as well as the official twitter applications. No update of the application will be required as it is most likely a server side activation. Viral Jain, Head (Media partnerships), Twitter India, is quoted as saying, “We are launching a special Twitter emoji for Ganesh Chaturthi to delight our millions of Indian users celebrating this moment,”.
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