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Twitter Launches 262 Rio 2016 Emojis Ahead of the Olympic Games

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The biggest sports event on this globe is just a couple of hours ahead. Since millions of fans across the globe will cheer for their favorite county, social media sites are taking a moment to bring live updates to their users. Following the games, Twitter is launching a total of 262 emojis for Olympics game lovers.

Total 208 total emojis are team flags that can be activated using a hashtag with three-letter country codes. The remaining 54 of them were used for either sports or Olympics-related symbols.

WhatsApp has added new emoji, and it is available in their Web App. This will also come with the latest 2.16.7 WhatsApp version on both android and iOS. You can find out Rio2016 emojis on the web or android under the soccer ball submenu of your emoji list.

The micro-blogging site has listed the entire list of emojis on its website. Here is the first-hand look of new added Rio2016 emojis:

twitter rio emojis

The other big bit of news is the introduction of country-specific moments. You can choose session Rio 2016 in the moments tab to get news on particular teams you are interested in.

Furthermore, Twitter is letting users consume video moments of the game through the Periscope featured channel. Periscope will contain information about the Olympics and will be highlighted in Vine’s Explore section. After clicking on Vine from @Olympics or individual team accounts, you will see an Olympic flame instead of the usual heart.

Finally, if you want to stay connected with the Olympics conversation on Twitter, follow the official hashtag #Rio2016. You can also follow these official accounts: @Olympics, @OlympicFlame @Rio2016, and @Rio2016_en to get the live experience right on your Twitter account.


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