Consider this just one more way that Elon Musk is ruining Twitter.
Elon Musk has said he plans to change Twitter’s logo to an “X” from its famous blue bird symbol, marking what would be the latest significant change since he bought the social media platform for $44 billion last year.
On Sunday (Jul. 23, 2023), Twitter’s billionaire owner said in a series of posts on his account that he’s looking to make the change worldwide as soon as Monday.
He tweeted: “And soon we shall bid adieu to the twitter brand and, gradually, all the birds.”
Musk posted an image of a flickering “X” and later, in a Twitter Spaces audio chat, replied “Yes” when asked if the Twitter logo will change, adding that “it should have been done a long time ago.”
Under Musk’s tumultuous tenure, since he bought Twitter in October 2022, the company has changed its business name to X Corp, reflecting his vision to create a “super app” like China’s WeChat.
Last October, he said that “buying Twitter is an accelerant to creating X, the everything app.”
Musk’s rocket company, Space Exploration Technologies Corp, is commonly known as SpaceX. And in 1999, Musk founded a startup called X.com, an online financial services company now known as PayPal.