Leading K-Pop band EXO, which is about to make its comeback in mid-July, opened its official Twitter account @weareoneEXO on 8 July and was welcomed with an extraordinary 11 million Tweets from fans around the world over the weekend. Soon after launching the account, the hashtags #EXO and #KoKoBop were trending globally on Twitter.
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EXO are so loved by fans from all over the world that they have been generating an average of more than one million Tweets a day without having an official account on Twitter. Last year, EXO topped the list of Top Trending Artists on Twitter, winning top global artists.
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Exo opened its official Twitter account (@weareoneEXO) at 9:26 pm PHT on 8 July and posted its first Tweet. The popular K-POP band used Twitter’s ‘Instant Unlock’ feature to unveil their new album teaser videos before the comeback. ‘Instant Unlock’ is a feature that allows people to view special videos and content by engaging with a Tweet.
At around midnight on the next day, 9 July, one of the EXO members, Kai’s 15-second teaser video was unveiled and the Tweet volume once again jumped. Fans of EXO continued to talk on Twitter about hoping to release a teaser video for each member and 3.7 million Tweets were generated overnight.
Twitter is celebrating the opening of EXO’s official account and has set up a special emoji to help fans around the world cheer for the comeback. EXO’s special emojis will appear on all Tweets using the official hashtags: #EXO, #엑소, #TheWarEXO, #KoKoBop starting 8 July until 8 August 2017.