Rio Olympic games are about to begin this Friday. The venue of the opening ceremony is at Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The fans can stay close to all the actions on Twitter, Vine and Periscope across the world.
On August 2, 2016, Twitter has announced the new change, how Twitter’s Moments feature will work for those who wants to follow the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Earlier Moments were limited time collections which are insert tweets in the user’s timeline for the matter of hours or few days. But with the initiation of the Twitter’s new Olympic moments, Twitter will include the Olympic-related tweets in the user’s timeline for weeks at a time.
The key idea of the company explains that it is making easier for the people to follow the games with the less work. Instead of searching and finding the right and official accounts for following or searching with the hashtags or keywords, they can just choose to follow their favourite sports and the events. With this change, the users can able to see all those tweets which will appear on their timeline.
The best way to stay close to the Olympics conversation on Twitter is by following the official hashtag, #Rio2016, and these official accounts:
Apart from this Twitter has released the Emojis for 207 teams. When the user posts the tweet with the given three letter country code along with the hashtag, then it will activate with the respective flag. There are also 50 Olympic and sports emoji which can be used with the hashtags. These hashtags are available in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
Follow the Rio 2016 Olympics on Twitter, Vine, and Periscope for the latest happenings.