Monday, February 13, 2017

Twitter Released Special Stickers to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Press release

Twitter Released Special Stickers
and #LoveHappens Emoji to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Manila, 12 February 2017 - 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. To celebrate Valentine’s day and how #LoveHappens on Twitter, the company has launched a set of stickers and a brand new emoji for 2017. People just need to use  #LoveHappens hashtag and the emoji will appear in the Tweet. The emoji can be used starting today until February 20.

Aside form #LoveHappens, other hashtags that Twitter users can use to unlock the new emoji and to spread love are: #bemyvalentine#bemine#candyhearts#valentinesday#hugsandkisses#secretadmirer#SinglesDay#sweetheart#thatslove#valentine#valentines#valentinesday2017#whoneedsavalentine#willyoubemyvalentine#loveontwitter.

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 Tweets that have attracted the most ❤️s on Twitter since January 1, 2016 until today.

As for the Philippines, here are the top 3 most liked Tweets by Filipinos.

And below were top 10 global love-related hashtags in 2016:

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 the Philippines in 2016:
1.      😍
2.     😘
3.     💕
4.     ❤
5.     💙

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.

In December 2016, Filipinos flocked on Twitter to show their love and support for independent Filipino films. People flooded Twitter with #ExtendtheMMFF together with the movie titles such as #Seklusyon#SavingSally and #Diebeautiful to call the attention of cinema owners and asked them to extend the showing of 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).

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.

In November 2016, dad @GrumpyCarer in the UK needed to find a discontinued @tommeetippee_UK cup for his autistic son and he turned to Twitter for help. The response was heartwarming.

And some people have fallen in love because of Twitter. Filipino couple Rona Samson (@rownita) and Eric Tai (@ERUPTION23) met through Twitter. Eric was a host on a local noon time show, while Rona is a fan of the show. She used Twitter to reach out and  communicate with Eric Tai and asked for on-air greetings. This is where their relationship started and blossomed into life-affirming love. Rona and Eric exchanged vows and tied the knot in 2015.

There’s also Victoria and Jonathan O’Brien met through the Twitter feed of the Oxford Street branch of Waterstones bookshop and years later, got married. Check out their love story unfold below.

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