For those hitting the tweets for Australia Day, rest assured Twitter has your best interests at heart.
The social media platform has created a new emoji that only appears when users type in #AustraliaDay on the platform.
A little koala with green and gold sunnies appears next to the hashtag, looking all cool and chill.
— Twitter Australia (@TwitterAU) January 18, 2016
It’s already had its fair share of chatter on various news stations, with a number of ambassadors such as singer Reece Mastin using the hashtag at its unveiling in Canberra yesterday.
— Reece Mastin (@reecemastin) January 18, 2016
What is everyone up to for #AustraliaDay next week? Make sure you put your best pics on Twitter!
— Reece Mastin (@reecemastin) January 19, 2016
Oh the emoji is already here! #AustraliaDay
— David Campbell (@DavidCampbell73) January 19, 2016
— #TheProjectTV (@theprojecttv) January 19, 2016
— Meshel Laurie (@Meshel_Laurie) January 19, 2016
Twitter says #AustraliaDay mentions have increased 50 per cent over the past two years. Which clearly calls for a new emoji!
“Many Australians will be out and about on 26 January, celebrating the day with friends and family,” said Julie Inman Grant, Twitter director of public policy, Australia & SE Asia.
“This is an opportunity for them to be part of a national digital snapshot that captures the great diversity of our nation and just how colourful Australia Day is.
“Whatever you’re doing on Australia Day, snap a photo or shoot a video and Tweet it with the hashtag #AustraliaDay to generate the emoji and get your Tweets captured in the Twitter time capsule.”