Update: The #wimbledon hashflag is now a ball and net as play has begun!
— Hashflags #️⃣ (@HashflagList) July 1, 2015
Original story follows…
Twitter is very keen on creating custom emoji – it calls them ‘hashflags’ – for important events and famous people.
They were announced by Serena Williams on her Twitter account (and in a blog post.) They don’t just include tennis equipment, there are also emoji for vital bits of the experience like #thequeue and #thehill.
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) June 26, 2015
You can add them to your tweets simply by writing #Wimbledon, #TheQueue, #TheHill or #TheWorld.
Seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer will also be taking to Periscope to tour the courts.
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) June 25, 2015
Twitter is doing a lot of social activity around the event which it has detailed in this post including a Vine countdown of classic moments from the tournament and interviews with top players.
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