Twitter makes it easy for Americans to register to vote

The social media platform is an important tool in the election

Twitter has announced a new feature that makes it incredibly easy for US residents to register to vote in the upcoming presidential election. This is one of a number of digital methods that have been unveiled this year. 

A Twitter users simply needs to send a DM to the official @Gov_account with their zip code. The user will then receive an automated response with their state's registration deadline and a personalised link to register. 

There's also a special emoji for #iRegistered:

Twitter is also partnering up with Pew's Voting Information Project and Google's Information Civic API to answer questions voters may have.