Twitter has made a noteworthy decision by introducing a striking alternative to its well-known bird logo and undergoing a concurrent name change. The announcement was made through a tweet posted by Twitter’s CEO, Landa Yacarino, where the new logo, an “X,” was initially showcased, leading to the eventual disappearance of the bird logo across the entire social media platform.
Elon Musk Drives Twitter’s Most Significant Change Yet
Elon Musk, the current head of Twitter since October 2022, demonstrated his enthusiasm for the change by adopting the new logo as his profile image and updating his Twitter bio to include X.com. This shift marks Twitter’s most significant change under Musk’s leadership.
Ambition to Transform into a Super App “X”
The motive behind this logo overhaul is evidently linked to Musk’s ambition to transform Twitter into a super app dubbed “X.” Musk has long envisioned taking Twitter to new heights, and this logo alteration serves as a key step towards that vision.
Farewell to the Bird Logo: July 24, a New Era Begins
Notably, Musk recently announced that Twitter would soon bid farewell to its current branding and the bird logo. If the X logo receives positive feedback, it is expected to be officially implemented on July 24, following its unveiling on the night of July 23.
Integration into “X Corporation” – A Shift in Status
With this transformation, Twitter will no longer remain an independent entity; instead, it will be integrated into a new corporation known as “X Corporation,” signifying a new era for the social media giant.
Twitter’s CEO Believes in Revolutionizing Communication
Twitter’s CEO, Landa Yacarino, expressed her belief that this change will revolutionize the way people communicate, taking the platform to new heights under the banner of X.
Bidding Farewell to Larry Bird Tribute
Previously, Twitter’s blue bird logo was a tribute to Larry Bird, the renowned basketball star. Co-founder Buzz Stone had named the bird “Larry.” However, with this rebranding, Larry’s chapter on the platform draws to a close.
Elon Musk’s Impact on Twitter
Since Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter, the platform has undergone several changes, with the introduction of Twitter Blue service being particularly noteworthy. In April, the traditional Twitter logo was temporarily replaced with a Doggy Coin dog logo.
A New Era for Twitter: Shaping Digital Communication
Twitter’s metamorphosis, led by Elon Musk’s vision, ushers in a new era for the platform, promising to reshape the way we interact and communicate in the digital world.