Twitter launches Ramadan TV guide bot
Twitter unveils its first automated Ramadan TV guide experience along with special emojis
Twitter is launching its first Ramadan TV guide bot which will offer users an Arabic entertainment guide during the Holy Month.
Twitter users can send a direct message to Arabic entertainment news portal @FilFan and in return they will receive a variety of entertainment categories to choose from, such as ‘Channels', ‘Series', ‘TV Shows' and ‘Now Showing'. They will then receive a selection of programmes to watch.
Twitter has also added a number of other features to its social platform specifically for Ramadan. It will host exclusive Ramadan Q&As with celebrities and experts covering entertainment, culture, religion and health.
Twitter is also celebrating Ramadan with the release of three custom emojis and hearts.
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.
The second emoji being launched this year embodies the spirit of iftar as it illustrates a date along with a glass of yoghurt, that are commonly used to breakfast. Use any of the below hashtags in your Tweets and you'll see the emoji appear next to these terms.
The third emoji is a visual of a lantern that embodies the cultural spirit of the Holy Month. This emoji will appear when any of the following hashtags are used:
On Periscope, people can use any of the following hashtags on the title of the broadcast this #Ramadan, and when their viewers tap the screen, the hearts will transform into crescent moons.