Fans of RM, J-Hope, Jimin, Jin, Suga, V and Jungkook are loyal and supportive, especially when it comes to Twitter. In fact, BTS ARMY includes a special symbol in its names on Twitter and even uses special hashtags to see BTS-specific emoticons.
Here’s what we know about these artists, their personalized emoticons on Twitter and their mass presence on social media.
Some BTS ARMY members attach “7”
; to their names on Twitter
Fans of this boy band often dominate Twitter, creating popular themes for everything from photos of members’ dogs to birthday parties.
With the release of the BTS album Soul card: 7, some fans decided to repeat the band, changing their names on Twitter to include the above index “7” at the end.
Even some celebrities shared their support for the BTS album. The week the members visited The late late show with James Cordon, the presenter changed his name on Twitter to “The Late Late Show With Joke Guy⁷.”
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BTS first received personalized emoticons on Twitter in 2016.
BTS members first received their own Twiter emoticons in 2016, just three years after their debut. Users marking the boy’s name saw a special bulletproof vest symbol, a reference to their Korean name Bangtan Sonyeondan, which means “armor-piercing boy scouts.”
When the boys first performed at the 2017 American Music Awards, fans received a new emoji. When tweeting #BTSxAMAs, the brand new logo of the band appeared, which they still use today. This logo came with a slight rebranding of the band when they confirmed what BTS means – “Beyond the Stage”.
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BTS has several other emoticons and hashtags used by fans on Twitter
In honor of BTS ARMY, these artists presented another emoji specifically for Twitter. This was a fan-created logo, an inversion of the BTS logo that appeared when users tweeted the hashtag, # LoveBTS10M. (This was in honor of the K-pop group, which won 10 million followers in 2017)
In addition to their personal emojis, BTS fans use the purple heart to share their love for each other and the band. This is mostly thanks to V, who coined the phrase “I Purple You” as a way to describe his love for the ARMY.
In addition to hashtags and emoticons, BTS is known for its powerful presence on social media. They won the Billboard Music Award for Best Social Artist in 2017, 2018 and 2019. They also won the iHeartRadio Music Award for Best Army of Fans in 2018, 2019 and 2020
The music video “Dynamite” is now available on YouTube. BTS music, including their recently released album, Soul card: 7, is available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music and most major platforms.