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.


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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