Elon Musk has unveiled a new logo for Twitter replacing the platform’s iconic blue bird with a stylized ‘X’. This change is part of Musk’s ambitious plan to metamorphose the 17-year-old social media platform into an all-inclusive application.
Musk, known for his swift decision-making, initiated a crowdsourcing effort for the logo design. He invited his substantial following of 149 million Twitter users to submit their designs for the ‘X’ logo. Within a mere 24 hours, Musk had selected a design and promptly adopted it as his new profile picture.
However, this new logo is not set in stone. Musk confirmed that the chosen design will serve as a temporary logo and may undergo further refinements in the future. As a symbolic gesture, Musk temporarily changed his profile information to read “X.com,” which now redirects to corresponding user pages on Twitter.
This transformational move is a collaborative effort between Musk and Twitter’s CEO, Linda Yaccarino. The duo aims to overhaul the platform by stripping away the traditional “Twitter” and bird branding.
Musk’s vision for Twitter has evolved over time. Initially, he focused on eliminating bots and preserving free speech. However, his recent discussions have centered around transforming Twitter into a powerful tool for delivering “X,” his vision of an all-in-one everything-app, akin to Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s WeChat.
With Musk’s influence, Twitter’s future seems poised for an exciting transformation that could redefine the landscape of social media and digital communication.