MTN lets you turn yourself into multiple emojis for World Emoji Day - here's how it works

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MTN joined in the fun on World Emoji Day
  • For World Emoji Day, MTN is letting you become an emoji.
  • It's surprisingly easy if you're using Twitter via your cellphone
  • Apple has also introduced its brand new emojis coming at the end of the year.
  • For more stories, go to Business Insider SA.

For World Emoji Day on 17 July, cellphone service provider MTN is letting customers turn themselves into emojis – using free data.

MTN weren't the only ones to celebrate the day. Apple ushered in the day by launching its new set of emojis, which will be available later this year.

Meanwhile Coca-Cola celebrated the day by posting this brainteaser calling on fans to identify a certain finance minister's favourite meal: 

How turning yourself into an emoji works.

Making yourself into an emoji is quite easy, if you are using Twitter on your cellphone.

Click on the link on the tweet, and it will redirect to your phone's camera via Facebook's Story feature. Screenshot the emoji immediately, as soon as it pops up.

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Our best emoji attempts

Make sure you are using the front camera and move around a bit. It does look silly if you are doing this in a public space, but it is an effective way of getting the emojis to pop up, if sitting still fails.

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You might have to move your head around if the images don't pop up immediately. Bombi Mavundza/ Business Insider South Africa

The verdict:

It was fun while it lasted. Until the next World Emoji day.

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