K-pop boy band EXO celebrated their Twitterversary today with a unique emoji, announced through their account. The group’s handle @weareoneEXO opened last July. It currently has just under 3.54 million followers.
The new Twitter emoji is a yellow and black version the group's hexagonal logo, and can be used in relation with a variety EXO-oriented emojis, including the hashtag for their upcoming The ElyXiOn Dot concert series, which will be held in Seoul on July 13-15 and in Macau on August 10-11.
One hashtag is #EXO_ComingSoon, resulting in the group’s EXO-L fanbase wondering whether that means the act will make it’s long-awaited return into the K-pop scene soon. The group’s last Korean album, The War: The Power Music was released in September, an eternity for the fast-paced Korean music scene, while they dropped the Japanese album Countdown in January. The group performed at the PyeongChang Olympic Closing Ceremony in February.
The emoji will be active through September 30.
Twitter has increasingly utilized special emojis for a variety trends, and several other K-pop acts have had their own distinct graphics appended to hashtags.