Ramadan 2014 is upon us and Twitter is joining in the celebrations this year with special icons, instant iftar times, and an interactive map.
Ahmad AbouAmmo, Twitter’s Head of Media Partnerships for the MENA region, rolled out the new features with a blog post, saying, “Ramadan is an important event around the world — full of celebration, friends and families. We look forward to seeing how many of you come together to share these special moments on Twitter.”
So what can we look forward to this year?
1. Special ‘Hashflags’
When you hashtag your tweets with #Ramadan or #Eid, a small crescent moon or Eid icon will appear after the words. World Cup fans will recognize this feature, which has places country flags after tweets hashtagged with participating teams.