Social media is currently the best place to be in. The pandemic has sure put the life into a halt, but that has not really dampened the spirit of netizens on the internet. Each day there are some new trends appearing online, and at times, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media platforms also come up with their own unique ways to keep users engaged. Yesterday, it was #WearAMask running as one of the top trends online as Twitter reminded netizens on the importance of wearing a mask amid the pandemic. The like heart button was replaced with an emoji wearing a face mask. And today, it is #OverTheMoon. Once you react or like a tweet, the heart button is replaced with a spacecraft over the moon emoji.
It is not directly known as to why Twitter replaced the heart icon with a spacecraft and a moon. The European Space Agency reacted to this trend. “We think our @esaspaceflight #Orion European Service Module teams might 'Like' this one (hint: tap "Like"),” reads the tweet.
Here's the Tweet:
— ESA (@esa) September 22, 2020
Again, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) also published an Artemis Plan to land first woman, next man on Moon in 2024. Although the reason behind Twitter replacing the heart icon with a spacecraft over the Moon is not immediately known, but it surely has impressed the astronomical lovers, as they trend #OverTheMoon on Twitter, reacting to tweets to enjoy the icon.
— ' (@kamanikalix) September 22, 2020
#OverTheMoon Goes Viral on Twitter
like this one 🥺
— salma (@Salma_Motara) September 22, 2020
Twitterati is Impressed!
— Shivam Chatak (@ShivamChatak) September 22, 2020
And They Are Clearly Obsessed!
— Luther Vandal (@Modecai20) September 22, 2020
Aside from #OverTheMoon, #WearAMask, Twitter had earlier replaced the heart icon with LGBTQ+ Pride flag emoji to honour the queer community. Netizens were all obsessed with the viral trend. It is fun to see these small inclusions on the microblogging platform as it increases the engagement of users on social media for better.
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