TIME Ramadan

Twitter’s Automatically Adding a Crescent Moon to Ramadan Tweets

No, the President of Iran did not add an emoji to his Tweet. 

Ramadan began Saturday, and it seems like everyone has since known to insert a crescent moon icon in their tweets about the holy month of fasting — including Hassan Rouhani, the President of Iran:

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In reality, Twitter automatically adds the icon after the hashtag Ramadan–and it adds a separate icon after the hashtag Eid, the holiday that marks the end of Ramadan. It announced the new feature in a post to its blog last week. The icon only appears on Twitter web and its official apps.

The social media site has used a similar “hashflag” for the World Cup:

Twitter will also let you know when to start and end your fast if you tweet at @AlArabiya with the hashtags #iftar or #imsak and the name of your city after a hashtag.

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