Twitter introduces 'Hashflags' to celebrate World Cup

With the start of the World Cup just two days away, Twitter has unveiled a new feature- 'Hashflags'- to allow users to use world flags as a new form of hashtag in their tweets.

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Twitter's just unlocked its new World Cup feature - from today country codes become hashflags! Shak #COL #ESP #BRA #FRA #GER #daretodream

By posting a tweet with a hashtag in front of the relevant three-letter country code, like #BRA and #FRA, an icon of the country’s flag will appear after the text.

Twitter will tally up all of the Tweets with hashflags over the next few days and unveil The World Cup of Tweets winning country prior to the first match this Thursday.

Send a tweet cheering on your team with a hashflag here.

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