Twitter Launches Automated Ramadan TV Guide Experience

Twitter is set to launch the first Ramadan TV guide bot. TV viewers can send a Direct Message to the Arabic entertainment news portal @FilFan that will automatically display a variety of categories to choose from: ‘Channels’, ‘Series’, ‘TV shows’ and ‘Now showing’.

Once selected, viewers will automatically receive a message that will include a list of series, TV channels, timings as well as a daily recap of their favorite series based on their selection.

Twitter Celebrates Ramadan With Three Custom Emojis and Hearts

Millions of people from across the globe flock to Twitter as they celebrate the holy month of Ramadan. Regardless of location or language, people connect during Ramadan in interest of getting real-time updates on activities in their neighbourhoods, connecting with those fasting around the world, learning how to lend a hand, and sharing wishes and special moments during the blessed month.


This year, to help people around the world celebrate the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Twitter is rolling out various initiatives to help create a more fulfilling Ramadan experience for everyone. 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.

  • #Ramadan

  • رمضان#

  • رمضان_كريم#

  • رمضان_مبارك#

Ramadan emojis on TwitterThe 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 break fast. Use any of the below hashtags in your Tweets and you’ll see the emoji appear next to these terms.

  • إفطاراً_شهياً#

  • إفطار_رمضان#

  • إفطار#

  • فطور_رمضان#

  • فطور#

  • #Iftar_Ramadan

  • #Iftar

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:

  • فانوس#

  • فانوس_رمضان#

  • فوانيس_رمضان#

  • فوانيس#

  • #Ramadan_lanterns

  • #Ramadan_lantern

Ramadan emojis on Twitter


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.

  • #Ramadan

  • #رمضان

  • #رمضان_كريم

  • #رمضان_مبارك

In addition, exclusive Ramadan Q&As will take place with celebrities and experts covering entertainment, culture, religion and health, giving fans an opportunity to engage in a live video conversation around popular topics.

Another unique activation includes the first ever Ramadan themed live 360 videos that will take place on Twitter by multiple broadcasters showcasing the spirit of Ramadan through an immersive experience. Whether watching the live videos or the replays, people can simply move their device or scroll their finger across the video Tweets to explore every angle of the location shared.

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