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Twitter Commemorates India's 69th Independence Day with India Flag

Twitter launched an Indian flag emoji, its first-ever feature for India’s Independence Day celebrations. The feature was active until the midnight of the 16th of August.

By using hashtag #India when composing a Tweet, the Indian tricolour will appear after those hashtags in the sent Tweet.  The feature gives Twitter users a fun way to Tweet, share and celebrate the historic day with Indians and supporters of India worldwide.

 PM Narendra Modi (@NarendraModi) officially launched the nation's first-ever Twitter emojis with this Tweet and wishing his fellow citizens.

“Twitter has always been the go-to platform for people to engage in live, public conversations about their passions, cultural moments and events taking place in the real world. These emojis are a fun, colourful way to unite Indians during the Independence Day celebrations, which is also the perfect time to launch the first-ever Twitter emojis for India,” said Raheel Khursheed, Head-News, Government, Politics, Twitter India.

Here's a selection of first few Tweets from the initiative-



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