Twitter is unique as a global public conversation platform that shows you what’s happening right now and lets you talk about it with anyone around the world. From breaking news and entertainment to sports, politics, and everyday interests, Twitter is where people come to see what’s happening and join the conversation. Multiply that by hundreds of millions of people globally and what you get is an amazing, diverse public view of the world - from funny personal moments to serious global events, from sensible tips to zany reactions, from pop culture to protests, and everything in between.
That’s why our end-of-year reflection is so fascinating to see what we have collectively talked about in 2019 - breaking news, entertainment, sports, politics, social causes and so much more. The top Tweets, most-discussed hashtag topics and most-discussed accounts in India this year will surely make you smile, cry a little, and your heart may even skip a beat. Right from the #loksabhaelections2019 to #chandrayaan2 and #cwc19, this year, Twitter in India was abuzz with conversation and participation.
One of the most exciting and momentous events for India this year was ISRO’s #chandrayaan2 mission. The event represented a technological leap and highlighted India’s contribution to space exploration, as the world took to Twitter to respond to every development. Not before long, #chandrayaan2 had developed into a phenomenon of sorts, and NASA as well as people on Twitter applauded ISRO’s work with this iconic Tweet.
Here is the Golden Tweet in India
Here is the most Retweeted Tweet in Sports in India
In sports, Vikat Kohli wished M.S Dhoni on his birthday, which became the most Retweeted Tweet in the world of sports. This heartfelt Tweet by Kohli on Mahi’s birthday with a picture of the duo together made for an epic moment for Indian cricket fans.
Here is the Most Retweeted Tweet in Entertainment in India
The Tamil entertainment industry continued to rule hearts as well as the Twitter charts. Vijay’s Tweet sharing the poster of his film #bigil became the Tweet to receive the most Retweets in the entertainment sector, as well as became the Tweet to achieve the most Retweets with comments overall, indicating South-entertainment fans’ active engagement on the platform to discuss their favourite movies and stars.
#ThisHappened: Top 10 most Tweeted about Hashtags in 2019 in India
Hashtags are what tie ideas together around a topic of conversation. They take conversations across timelines, increase engagement and discoverability of a topic. In 2019, these were the most Tweeted about Hashtags.
*Methodology: Ranked by number of unique authors discussing on Twitter from Jan 1 to Nov 15, 2019.
And finally, Twitter is nothing if not fun, and what says fun more than expressing oneself through emojis? Below is the list of Most Tweeted emojis on Twitter in India this year.
*Methodology: Emojis are ranked by total Tweet volume from Jan 1 to Nov 15, 2019.
Can’t wait to talk about these top Tweets and most-discussed topics and accounts? Join the #ThisHappened conversation on Twitter right now using any of the hashtags listed below and you’ll see a fun emoji in your Tweet. Also check out our Twitter accounts around the world which will be sharing inspiring #ThisHappened moments to showcase the power of a single Tweet to spark authentic conversations among real people worldwide. We’re celebrating these voices as their public conversations make Twitter, and the world, a better place for all of us.