Happy New Year 2016: Twitter launches firework emoji, scheduled tweets go wrong
Happy New Year 2016: Twitter launches firework emoji, scheduled tweets go wrongFacebook

New Year celebrations will commence shortly, and wishes on social media platforms will flood your timelines at the stroke of midnight. To make your wishes look more appealing, Twitter has launched a new firework emoji that automatically appears when you tweet with the hashtag #HappyNewYear.

Twitter also mentioned in an official blog post that its firework emoji will appear while tweeting #HappyNewYear in over 35 different languages, including Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Tamil and Thai.

To further brighten up celebrations on Twitter, the micro-blogging website has partnered with Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment to display tweets and videos on "large screens directly underneath the famous Times Square Ball as well as on other screens in the area for the one million or so revellers filling Times Square".

"The celebration will extend beyond those crowded blocks: Times Square New Year's Eve shares content with broadcasters all over the world, and more than one billion people are expected to watch the historic ball drop on TV. Through this international display, we'll be ringing in 2016 from Sydney to Honolulu and everywhere in between," Sean Evins of Twitter's Government & Politics Team said in a blog post on Wednesday.

While Twitter is doing everything to prepare for a memorable New Year celebration, there was a slight problem on the microblogging site. Some renowned brands appeared so keen on wishing everyone a Happy New Year that they decided to go a day early. As it appears, some social media managers scheduled Happy New Year wishes for 31 December instead of 1 Jan 2016.

Check out, courtesy journalist Simon Ricketts, some NYE 2016 tweets that went out a day early:

At least we are ending 2015 on a humourous note!