Twitter released new stickers and a hashtag-triggered emoji to celebrate the Lunar New Year. With this update, users can share the Year of the Rooster emoji by tweeting one of the supported hashtags associated with the occasion.
From now until Feb. 12, when users tweet hashtags such as #HappyLunarNewYear and #ChineseNewYear, the Rooster emoji will automatically appear after the hashtag. A complete list of the supported hashtags is available here.
Elsewhere, Twitter application users can add Lunar New Year stickers to their photos by adding a photo to a tweet and tapping the smiling face button in the bottom-right corner of the screen to access the stickers menu. From there, users can choose from four stickers in the #LunarNewYear category.
Twitter’s stickers act as visual hashtags, meaning that users can tap on a sticker on a picture to view other public pictures that contain the same sticker.
Readers: Will you use these hashtags in your tweets?