Twitter launches CNY emoji

CNY Twitter has launched an emoji for Chinese New Year for the first time.

When using the hashtags, #ChineseNewYear, #HappyChineseNewYear, #HappyCNY, #GongXiFaCai, #KungHeiFatChoy and #CNYfortune an image of a red packet, a traditional gift given out during the festive period to symbolise good fortune, will appear with the tweet.

The emojis will also be available in traditional and simplified Chinese and Bahasa Indonesian.

Through a partnership with EChinanews, Twitter is also giving its users the chance to check their fortune with the hashtag #CNYfortune.


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