X logo officially replaces Twitter’s famous bird

Twitter has unveiled its new X logo, replacing its famous bird symbol on its mobile app and building headquarters. Read more about the change here.
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X, formerly known as Twitter, has embarked on a bold rebranding journey, officially retiring its world-famous blue and white bird logo.

The transition comes as part of a sweeping overhaul announced by the platform's owner, Elon Musk, earlier this month, as he charts a new course for the company. The app icon has now been replaced by a striking "X," while the domain X.com has been launched, solidifying the platform's transition.

X app

Musk's Vision: From Twitter to "Everything App"

Elon Musk, the visionary entrepreneur who acquired Twitter for a staggering $44 billion last year, expressed his intention to bid farewell not just to the Twitter brand, but gradually to all bird-related elements.

The change reflects Musk's vision of transforming the platform into what he envisions as an "everything app" - a versatile platform with a broader range of functionalities beyond traditional social media.

A Glowing X: A New Dawn at X Headquarters

In an intriguing move, Musk shared a video of a large new X logo, glowing atop X's headquarters in the early hours of Saturday. The shift to the "X" name and logo showcases Musk's affinity for the letter, as evidenced by other ventures such as SpaceX, his renowned rocket manufacturer, which also bears an X in its logo.

Also, Musk recently launched xAI, an artificial intelligence startup with grand ambitions to explore the very nature of the universe.

Glowing X

The Controversy: A Sign without Permit

While the rebranding announcement was met with excitement, it was not without controversy. City officials in San Francisco launched an investigation into X for allegedly installing the new sign without proper approval.

The Department of Building Inspection filed two active complaints related to the sign on X's headquarters, citing "Structure on the roof without permit" and "Unsafe sign."

Challenges Ahead: Risks of Rebranding

Despite Musk's enthusiasm for the X identity, some business analysts perceive the move as risky. Replacing the iconic blue bird, which has been synonymous with Twitter for years, could present challenges.

The platform has already faced difficulties in retaining advertisers as Musk's changes raised concerns about brand safety. To address these concerns, Musk brought in former NBCUniversal advertising executive Linda Yaccarino as X's CEO, aiming to reassure advertisers and foster positive relationships.

Linda Yaccarino

A Vision for the Future: X's Diverse Experiences

With Yaccarino's leadership, X intends to expand its offerings significantly. The company plans to develop a range of experiences encompassing video, audio, messaging, banking, and payments, all aimed at delighting users.

Yaccarino and Musk are set to collaborate across every team to ensure the entire community remains informed and engaged.

A Notable Change: Updating the Mobile App Logo

As part of the rebranding, X unveiled its new logo in the mobile app. The iconic blue bird, cherished by many users, has now been replaced by the bold "X," marking a new chapter in the platform's evolution.

As X forges ahead with its ambitious rebranding, the company aims to realize Musk's vision of becoming an all-encompassing "everything app" while navigating the potential challenges of departing from its familiar Twitter identity.

X homepage

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Tumisang Bogwasi
Tumisang Bogwasi

2X Award-Winning Entrepreneur | Empowering Brands to Generate Leads, Grow Revenue with Business Strategy and Digital Marketing | Founder, CEO of Fine Group