The Twitter-born Korea Wave Idol group, BTS, is honored with the first-ever Twitter emoji for a K-Pop band. Twitter is providing this special emoji for the fans of BTS, who are communicating with fans all over the globe through Twitter.
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/bts_bighit/status/730923497925410816
K-pop is one of the hottest music conversations on Twitter with millions of fans worldwide. In fact, four of the top 10 music keywords in the 2015 #YearOnTwitter were related to K-pop boybands: #BigBang, #GOT7, #BTS, and #EXO. Among them, BTS (@BTS_twt) is the hottest and most discussed K-pop band on Twitter right now. Now, here’s the surprise for #BTS fans all over the world.
The BTS emoji is offered for one month until 5 p.m. of June 10 on all Tweets using the official hashtag ‘#BTS’. The emoji is developed for BTS fans in each country, so that they may send their cheers for BTS Asia Tour, which is scheduled for next month, and communicate more actively. The design of the emoji shows a bulletproof jacket because the Korean name of BTS means bulletproof boys.
Twitter and BTS will select five countries that use the special emoji most frequently, and share with them a special video including a thank-you message from BTS. We look forward to the competition among fans in each country regarding their support for BTS.
BTS made their official Twitter account (@BTS_twt) at the end of the year in 2012, which was before their formal debut, and have been communicating actively with their fans ever since. As a result, they have built a large fan base, and now they are a global K-POP group on Twitter. A selfie taken at ‘2015 Melon Music Awards’ got more than 2.9 million views, and was selected as Twitter’s 2015 ‘Golden Tweet’ in South Korea.
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/BTS_twt/status/662994883867611136.