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Elon Musk Says He Will Replace Twitter’s Bird Icon With An X

Musk changed Twitter’s official name to ‘X’ in April./

Elon Musk said Sunday in a series of tweets he is planning to change Twitter’s iconic bird logo to an “X” logo.

The Story: Musk had said the change would happen Monday, marking yet another controversial change since he took over as owner of the social media platform.

  • Musk changed Twitter’s official name to “X” in April as he attempts to turn Twitter into what he calls a “Super App” that hosts video streaming and group chats.
  • “Yeah we’re cutting the Twitter logo off the building with blow torches,” Musk said Sunday on a Twitter Space.
  • Musk then pinned a flickering, glowing X to his Twitter account

Why it matters: Musk said the change to “X” is “To embody the imperfections in us all that make us unique.”

Searching for new: Since Musk took over Twitter, users have been searching for an alternative to the platform.

  • Several websites including Spoutible and Bluesky launched but neither have gained enough traction.
  • Meta launched its Threads app a month early and has several missing features, which has driven some users back to Musk’s Twitter.
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