In celebration of the seventh anniversary of BTS, Twitter launched on June 13 face emojis of the seven members of the popular South Korean boyband.
The emojis are automatically generated when people on Twitter use hashtags related to the group or their anniversary.
The emojis used for hashtags such as #BTS, #2020BTSFESTA, and #BTSARMY are designed in black to support the #BlackLivesMatter movement — a change in style from the purple emojis and ‘7’ logo used for the group’s last album release.
With this, BTS becomes the first K-Pop group to receive their own face emojis for each member of the group. The emojis are available in both Korean and English hashtags from June 13 until June 30, 2020 Korea Standard Time.
These are the hashtags that generate BTS emojis when used on Twitter:
Yeon Jeong Kim, Head of the Global Kpop & K-content Partnerships at Twitter said, “Twitter is the best place for Kpop fans to see what’s happening and participate in trending conversations. We are excited to celebrate BTS’ 7th anniversary, and help ARMY interact with fellow fans as well as BTS members through a special feature and improved experience.”
BTS has over 26.3 million followers on Twitter and communicates with ARMY from all over the world on a daily basis.
When the band released their highly-anticipated album, MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 on February 21, 2020, 17 million Tweets related to BTS were generated within 48 hours. Fans from all over the world were on Twitter to check out the #MAP_OF_THE_SOUL_7 conversations and #BTS updates.