MEAIndia’s Twitter followers cross one million

New Delhi: External Affairs Ministry has emerged as one of the top central ministries to effectively use the social media with its Twitter handle @MEAIndia crossing one million followers.

“Marking a #digitaldiplomacy milestone with 1,000,000+ followers! Hope to continue to serve & inform in the best traditions of the MEA,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup, who runs the handle, tweeted.

Late in the evening, the number of followers of @MEAIndia was 1.03 million.

The Ministry’s other handle, @IndianDiplomacy which primarily focuses on issues relating to Public Diplomacy has currently 9.21 lakh followers.

In August, the ministry had expanding its digital presence by launching an app, bringing websites and various social media handles of over 170 Indian missions on a common platform.

The app, developed in cooperation with social media giant Facebook, helps people connect with Indian missions abroad and the Ministry of External Affairs through various social media platforms without having to access individual websites.

Currently over 165 Indian missions and posts are on Twitter and 172 on Facebook, while 124 have their websites and many of them their YouTube channels.

The official YouTube channel of the Ministry has 16,775 subscribers while the YouTube channel of Indian Diplomacy has 32,951 subscribers.