Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer of Tesla Motors and new owner of Twitter on Wednesday finally ditched twitter’s popular blue bird logo as he unveiled “X” as the new logo while his new social media company will henceforth be known as X.com.
The new white X on a black background has replaced the blue bird on the desktop version of the social network, although is yet to appear on the mobile app as at Friday.
“Tweets” will also be replaced, according to Twitter’s owner Elon Musk, and posts will be called “x’s”.
The billionaire changed his profile picture to the new logo and added “X.com” to his Twitter bio.
On Sunday, the billionaire said he was looking to change Twitter’s logo, tweeting: “And soon we shall bid adieu to the Twitter brand and, gradually, all the birds.”
He then shared a picture of the new X branding projected onto the side of Twitter headquarters in San Francisco.
Mr Musk, who has changed the name of the business to X Corp, said the replacement “should have been done a long time ago”.
He posted an image of a flickering X on Twitter, and later in a Twitter Spaces audio chat, replied “Yes” when asked if the Twitter logo would change.
Linda Yaccarino, Twitter’s new chief executive, wrote on the platform that the rebrand was an exciting new opportunity.
“Twitter made one massive impression and changed the way we communicate,” she said.
“Now, X will go further, transforming the global town square.”
People took to Twitter to mourn the loss of the logo, including Martin Grasser who designed it in 2012.
“Today we say goodbye to this great blue bird,” he said. Later the tweet was shared by Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s best-known co-founder with a goat emoji, which means ‘greatest of all time’.