New Delhi: To celebrate the festival of lights, Twitter has launched a Diwali emoji in the form of a traditional lamp or diya.
Bollywood actors Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor, whose new movie Prem Ratan Dhan Payo will release during this festive season, launched the first emoji.
Users can combine the hashtag #HappyDiwali when composing a tweet and a special emoji of a 'diya' (lamp) will appear next to the hashtag in the sent tweet.
This year, we're excited to celebrate the festival of lights with our first ever Diwali emoji! #HappyDiwali
— Twitter India (@TwitterIndia) November 9, 2015
The 'diya' symbolises victory of good over evil, brightness over darkness, and truth over falsity, it said.
"This Diwali, Twitter is the go-to platform where people from across the world can engage in conversations about their celebrations, experiences and moments in real time. The #HappyDiwali emoji is a delightful, colourful way to unite Indians all over the world and celebrate the festival of lights together on Twitter," said Rishi Jaitly, Twitter vice president of media, Asia Pacific and Middle East and North Africa.
The new emoji comes after the 'Make in India' emoji launched by Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman from the Twitter headquarters in San Jose.