Twitter has officially changed its logo from the familiar blue bird to a minimalist white ‘X’ on a black background.
The new logo was revealed by Elon Musk, who bought the social media platform in October 2022, and Linda Yaccarino, Twitter’s CEO, on Monday.
Yaccarino confirmed the change by tweeting “X is here! Let’s do this.” She also said that the new logo was part of a wider rebranding of Twitter, which will eventually become X, an “everything app” powered by artificial intelligence.
According to Yaccarino, X will offer features such as audio, video, messaging, payments, banking and more, making it a “global marketplace for ideas, goods, services and opportunities.”
The new logo has sparked mixed reactions from users, with some praising it, while others criticizing it as bland and boring. Many also made jokes and memes about the ‘X’, comparing it to other brands or symbols that use the letter.
Twitter’s previous logo, known as Larry the Bird, was adopted in 2010 and named after the basketball legend Larry Bird.
The logo change comes amid Twitter’s financial struggles, as Musk revealed last week that the platform was still in “negative cash flow” due to a drop in advertising revenue and a heavy debt load.