Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter, known as X Corp, could soon alter the well-known bird logo of the popular social media platform. Musk has indicated that the iconic Twitter bird logo might be replaced with an 'X', the symbol of his recently acquired entity.
Late on Saturday night, Musk tweeted that the Twitter bird logo would be replaced by an 'X' logo as early as Sunday or Monday "worldwide," assuming a satisfactory design was submitted in time. Following this, Musk tweeted a brief teaser animation of an 'X' graphic on a black background, possibly hinting that his request was fulfilled.
In a separate post, Musk suggested that the blue bird logo and Twitter's brand name are nearing their end. However, Twitter’s CEO, Linda Yaccarino, has not yet commented on this anticipated change, despite leading the company that Musk acquired last year.
This rebranding seems to highlight Musk's fascination with the letter 'X'. Notably, he named his new AI company 'x.AI' and has often expressed his desire to have 'X' as the name for PayPal, the online payments giant resulting from the merger of his original company.
As of now, Twitter remains Twitter, and the blue bird continues to symbolize it. But with Musk's tendency for swift changes, the switch to the 'X' logo could happen at any moment.