Twitter introduces special emoji for South African election

Apr 25, 2019

The campaign period is reaching its climax, on May 8 South Africans are heading to the polls for the elections. For everyone that wants to discuss the election on Twitter, the platform is introducing a special emoji.

The emoji appears when using the hashtag #SAElections2019. The special emoji features a ballot box, emblazoned with the South African flag.

Thanks to the hashtags, it will be even easier to join the conversation on Twitter about the elections. Users can find Tweets faster and it will be much easier for everyone to respond.

"Twitter is the place to follow politics, where citizens and politicians can share views and interact with each other. South Africans are using Twitter more than ever to discuss what is happening and this emoji makes those conversations all the more colourful and engaging," says Sinéad McSweeney, EMEA Vice President for Public Policy and Communications, Twitter.



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