Twitter Unveils Emojis for 2016 Paralympic Games

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games may be history, but Twitter hasn’t packed up and left Rio de Janeiro yet: The 2016 Paralympic Games begin Wednesday.

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games may be history, but Twitter hasn’t packed up and left Rio de Janeiro yet: The 2016 Paralympic Games begin Wednesday.

Twitter launched a series of hashtag-triggered emojis for the Games, and they are available in seven languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Korean and Arabic.

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And while the Paralympic torch is still en route to the Maracana stadium for the Opening Ceremony Wednesday night, Twitter users can tweet with the #ChamaParalimpica and #Igualdade hashtags to power the torch and view heat maps of tweets from every region on the event’s official website.

Readers: Will you follow the 2016 Paralympic Games via Twitter?


david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.
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