Welcome the holy month of Ramadan on Twitter

By Raheel Khursheed

The holy month of Ramadan is a great time for 1.6 billion Muslims everywhere to use Twitter. From getting real-time updates on Ramadan activities in their neighbourhoods; to connecting with people around the world who share the Islamic faith; to sharing their well-wishes and special moments during the blessed month, Muslims flock to Twitter every day during the month of fasting.

In 2015, Tweets about Ramadan were seen 8.4 billion times, on and off Twitter. Ramadan is not only a religious time to be closer with Allah, but also moments to share and interact with others, especially Iftar and Suhour. In addition, food, travel and shopping are among the most discussed topics during the holy month on Twitter.

To help people around the world celebrate the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, we’re launching several initiatives to make Twitter more fun and useful every day during Ramadan.

Available globally, we’ve got a Twitter emoji for Ramadan again, but now we’re extending this fun form of self-expression to Periscope, too.

On Twitter, use any of the hashtags below in your Tweets and you’ll see a crescent moon appear next to these terms, from today to the end of the holy month.

Welcome the holy month of Ramadan on Twitter

On Periscope, add any of the hashtags below to the title of your broadcast, then when people tap the screen, the hearts will transform into crescent moons. This is Periscope’s first-ever custom heart designed for Ramadan.

Welcome the holy month of Ramadan on Twitter

To all of our Muslims friends, may you have a blessed and peaceful Ramadan!