Twitter shows what’s happening in the world. And often #LoveHappens on Twitter. In the last year, people Tweeted the word “love” more than 2.5 billion times globally. That’s a lot of love.
When you want to share love on Twitter, you have endless hashtags and emojis to choose from. This Valentine’s Day, we took a look at the Tweet that has attracted the most ❤️ ‘s on Twitter so far this year.
Thank you for everything. My last ask is the same as my first. I’m asking you to believe—not in my ability to create change, but in yours.— President Obama ( @POTUS44) January 11, 2017
And the most Tweeted ‘love’ hashtags:
Sometimes a picture tells a thousand words - and thankfully when it comes to love there are many emojis to choose from. These were the most popular love-themed emojis on Twitter in 2016:
This Valentine’s Day, we celebrate #Love on Twitter and the millions of ways people use the platform to express love and connect with others. Twitter is the place to see love unfolding around the world, to show love as things happen, share love in the face of adversity, to find love and share love for the people who make a difference in our lives.
Virat Kohli’s (@imVkohli) Tweet in support of Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) was the Most ❤️ ‘d Tweet in 2016, in addition to being the Golden Tweet of 2016 in India. He encouraged his fans and critics, who attributed his outstanding performance in the ICC World T20 to their break-up, to be compassionate. It’s a prime example of an inspirational icon expressing his love by standing up for the woman in his life and encouraging other men to do the same.
Shame on people for trolling @AnushkaSharma non-stop. Have some compassion. She has always only given me positivity pic.twitter.com/OBIMA2EZKu— Virat Kohli ( @imVkohli) March 28, 2016
Pranav Sapra (@PranavSapra) & Sakshi Bawa (@Square_boxes) met on Twitter, fell in love and got married too! As part of the Modern Romance category in Twitter’s weeklong celebration of creators with #EveryCharacterMatters, they asked users to tell them one thing about themselves and their crush, and came up with pickup lines. They shared their Twitter love story, and gave relationship tips.
Tip1: Meet your love every day, if that’s how you want life to be #EveryCharacterMatters— Pranav ( @pranavsapra) June 15, 2016
Back to you @Square_Boxes pic.twitter.com/c1k0YF4KnV
When the world comes together, they come together on Twitter. From the global to the personal, for young and old, across borders, races, and languages, people share their passions on Twitter, every single day.
Seven-year-old Bana al-Abed gained hundreds of thousands of Twitter followers for Tweeting from besieged eastern Aleppo. Bana’s account was set up in September 2016 and brought the world together to Tweet their support for the people of Aleppo.
The army got in, this could be our last days sincerely talking. No Internet. Please please please pray for us.- Fatemah #Aleppo— Bana Alabed ( @AlabedBana) November 27, 2016
Love is greater than hate.— Bana Alabed ( @AlabedBana) February 1, 2017
Bana has since been safely evacuated and is using her account to remind everyone that love is greater than hate.
Join the celebration of love around the world this Valentine’s Day with stickers and #LoveHappens to unlock a special emoji.