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Twitter India #ThisHappened2020: Virat Kohli’s Tweet Most Liked, Tamil Actor Vijay’s Selfie Most Retweeted

In India, Twitter has announced the most tweeted categories and updates of the year. The tweet announcing Anushka Sharma's pregnancy by Virat Kohli was the most-liked tweet of the year while the selfie by Tamil actor Vijay with fans was India's most retweeted tweet. #COVID19 was the most tweeted subject on current affairs, while #StudentLivesMatter was the most tweeted topic on the movement of people.

The most used emoji on Twitter in 2020 was the laughing emoji, and the most tweeted film hashtag was #DilBechara. IPL 2020 was also the most-tweeted-about sporting event and the most tweeted about web series was Mirzapur 2.Twitter estimates there were over 7,000 tweets a minute about TV and movies worldwide this year. Talks about #COVID19, #SushantSinghRajput tributes, and #Hathras tweets made it to the most tweeted hashtags in current affairs. Furthermore, #Binod has become 2020's most tweeted meme.

Twitter adds that this year, #Ramayan, #Pokiri, and #Mahabharat made a comeback as nostalgic conversations, while the website addressed passions such as #Photography, #Yoga, and #Poetry. This year, Big Boss was the most tweeted reality show.

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This year also brought a sense of appreciation for our frontline staff, Twitter says. Tweets expressing gratitude increased by 20% globally, with doctors (+135%) and teachers (+30%) being particularly recognized. Based on data identified from January 1 to November 15, Twitter says it has announced these accolades.