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Twitter users campaign to Snapchat for #MeccaLive

Thousands of people are lobbying social media app Snapchat to make the Night of Power (Laylat Al Qadr) prayers at Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the live story on 13 July.

Thousands of Muslims gather for Hajj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
Thousands of Muslims gather for Hajj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Image by Al Jazeera English / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Islamic event commemorates the night when the Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammed and if it is featured, Snapchat users will be able to collectively send photos, videos and comments from Mecca as it takes place. The #MeccaLive tag has been trending on Twitter in support of the idea. Read more: thenational.ae