One of the best thing about Snapchat is the Live feed, where you can view snaps from all over the word about certain events or from cities chosen by the Snapchat team. Well, today Snapchat is displaying the Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations from all over the world thanks to the geotagged snaps.
On Snapchat, if they announce a certain event will be beamed live on the social network, people can add these colourful overlays about the event (called Geofilters) on the snap you took which is now picked up by the live feed and beamed to the world. It is a unique feature on Snapchat and it is a unique way of livestreaming by combining all these videos and pictures with the specific Geotag so that people from other parts of the world can view the event live.
From the few snaps that I’ve watched on the live feed, I’ve noticed a lot of the celebrations are from Saudi Arabia, Dubai, UAE and surprisingly Indonesia. Most of the snaps are people in mosques or engaging in a feast signaling the end of the holy month of Ramadan as per the Islamic calendar.
On Instagram, if you search using the #EidMubarak hashtag, you can now see the top posts and the most recent photos are being uploaded that bear the hashtag. This is thanks to the new update Instagram released earlier which makes tracking these posts easier.
Locally here in Kenya, the hashtag #EidMubarak is trending on Twitter, which is used to wish Muslims all over blessed celebrations during Eid-ul-Fitr. Corporates on Twitter have also joined in wishing Muslims Eid Mubarak by tweeting their sentiments.
— The BOMA Hotels (@thebomanairobi) July 17, 2015
You’ll probably see more posts like these tomorrow since the official announcement in the Kenya Gazette is that in Kenya, the Eid-ul-Fitr holiday will be observed tomorrow, which is the 18th.
From us at Techweez, Eid Mubarak to our Muslim readers!