Twitter has added a new “hashflag” for Ramadan


RamadhanThe Islamic holy month of Ramadhan is to officially start on June 18th and Twitter , through their official account for Middle East and North Africa, have yet again released 3 official hashflags for this year’s Ramadhan. The tweet announcing the news was in Arabic.

If you cannot read the hashtags in Arabic, these were the official hashflags that were released: #Ramadan #IftarAs it is usual with hashflags where previously Twitter users have used them in the World Cup and in ushering the Star Wars movie, when you type the specified hashtags, the icons appear at the end.  The hashtags can be tweeted in English or Arabic.

Last year through the blog, Twitter had the same arrangement to enable Muslims on the microblogging platform to celebrate Ramadan. Initially, there were only 2 hashtags #Ramadan and #Eid and this year they have expanded the list by adding the #Iftar hashtags. The company had also partnered with @AlArabiya so as to enable Muslims on Twitter find out with a tweet what time each day you can break the fast. This was done by tweeting the account with #iftar followed by hashtagging your city (example #Nairobi). This year however we’re not sure if the same arrangement is still in place.