#ThisHappened in 2016

By Leslie Berland
Tuesday, 6 December 2016

2016. What a year! From news and entertainment to sports and politics, around the world or around the block; it all happened on Twitter. Tweets brought people together in laughter, shock, celebration, fear, mourning, and jubilation. Today, we’re reflecting back on the moments and memories that defined 2016.

We’ve launched #ThisHappened so people can share the biggest moments and memories of 2016.

#ThisHappened Top Trends on Twitter in 2016

We competed alongside one another.



We debated and sometimes were divided.




We said goodbye to some of the greats.


We came together for change.


We were entertained together.




We rocked out our creativity.



#ThisHappened Most Retweeted Tweets in 2016

1. Who knew that a gamer in Spain could turn lemons into the top Retweet of 2016?

2. Harry Styles (@Harry_Styles) quoted a Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) song to celebrate his 22nd birthday resulting in the second most Retweeted Tweet.

3. Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) conceded the election but reminded young women never to give up on their dreams.

#ThisHappened: Most discussed topics on Twitter in 2016.  

#ThisHappened in 2016