What are Hashflags?

Hashflags are a feature Twitter first introduced during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. It lets users embed flag emoticons into their tweets. On June 10th 2014, Twitter reintroduced the feature.

How do you use Hashflags?

Type the three letter country code of any of the 32 countries represented in the tournament, prefixed with the number sign ("#") and Twitter will automatically embed a flag emoticon into your tweet.

For example, for Belgium, type #BEL and Twitter will embed the Belgian flag into your tweet.

List of Hashflags

Algeria:

#ALG

Greece:

#GRE

Argentina:

#ARG

Honduras:

#HON

Australia:

#AUS

Iran:

#IRN

Belgium:

#BEL

Italy:

#ITA

Bosnia-Herzegovina:

#BIH

Ivory Coast:

#CIV

Brazil:

#BRA

Japan:

#JPN

Cameroon:

#CMR

Mexico:

#MEX

Chile:

#CHI

Netherlands:

#NED

Colombia:

#COL

Nigeria:

#NGA

Costa Rica:

#CRC

Portugal:

#POR

Croatia:

#CRO

Russia:

#RUS

Ecuador:

#ECU

South Korea:

#KOR

England:

#ENG

Spain:

#ESP

France:

#FRA

Switzerland:

#SUI

Germany:

#GER

Uruguay:

#URU

Ghana:

#GHA

U.S.:

#USA

Note

Twitter will not display the flags when the tweet is embedded on an external site like this one:

This is what the same tweet looks like on the official twitter site:

Shakira's tweet about Hashflags.