Twitter has today announced that it is extending its ‘hashflags’ feature used for the World Cup for use during Ramadan – the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.

For the duration of Ramadan, beginning this week, if you use a hashtag in front of the word Ramadan or Eid (in English or Arabic) special icons will appear to signify your support for the celebration, as shown below.

ramadan twitter 520x462 Twitter extends World Cup hashflags feature to help users celebrate Ramadan, in English or Arabic

To make things a little easier on people observing the fasting during the period, Twitter has also partnered with @AlArabiya so that they can find out what time the fast begins and ends each day. To do so, all you need to do is tweet at @AlAribya with #iftar (for the end of the fast) or #Imsak (for the beginning of fasting) followed by the name of your city preceded by a hashtag (#). Simple.

➤ Celebrate the month of fasting with #Ramadan and #Eid [Twitter]

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