Twitter now supports Nepali Hashtags!

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Nepal on Twitter

Twitter has finally rolled out its support for hashtags in few Devanagari scripts including Nepali hashtags . While tweeting in the Nepali script was supported before, it has now made possible to include #hashtags, one of the most popular features of the micro blogging platform. To clarify further, although users could add the ‘#” sign before few characters, they were not indexed and linked by Twitter until now.

Twitter, unsurprisingly is popular with live events and with ongoing World Cup 2015, the platform saw a huge surge in users including hashtags in their native language. Although it’s reported that twitter had actually rolled out support of hashtags in number of languages before the India-Pakistan cricket match, it only became apparent after #जयहिन्द (Jai Hind) started trending on Twitter.

Nepali twitter users also have been tweeting including the Nepali hashtags #नेपाल ! #जयनेपाल in past few days.

https://twitter.com/WazzaPunter/status/565008533914402816

Although Twitter hasn’t announced this officially, it’s noticed that hashtags in 11 languages including Nepali hashtags has been supported by the popular social media platform. Here’s a list of hashtag languages supported by the platform now.

  • – Devanagari (Hindi, Nepali, Marathi, Sanskrit)
    – Bengali
    – Gujarati
    – Punjabi
    – Oriya
    – Tamil
    – Telugu
    – Malayalam
    – Kannada
  • Other languages/scripts that can now be hashtagged by Twitter users are:
    – Greek
    – Armenian
    – Georgian
    – Amharic
    – Sinhala
    – Tibetan
    – Burmese
    – Laotian
    – Khmer

What do you think of this? If you use twitter, you can follow me at @pradeepdotco and this blog @nepaliblogger

Look forward tweeting with Nepali hashtags 

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