One thing about Elon Musk, the man loves his Xs! There have been tons of changes to Twitter since Musk took over the social media platform in 2022, including a new name and logo as the popular platform rebrands from Twitter to X.
The change was announced over the weekend, with owner Musk and CEO Linda Yaccasrino posting about the rebrand.
“And soon we shall bid adieu to the twitter brand and, gradually, all the birds,” Musk said, also tweeting out a picture of the company’s headquarters featuring an X logo projected onto the side.
“It’s an exceptionally rare thing – in life or in business – that you get a second chance to make another big impression. Twitter made one massive impression and changed the way we communicate,” Yaccarino said.
“Now, X will go further, transforming the global town square.”
By the time Monday morning rolled around, users could see the new X logo where the Twitter bird used to reside. This morning Musk tweeted that X.com now redirects to Twitter.
Musk previously launched a digital bank under the X.com domain, which later merged with Confinity to form PayPal.
Musk also owns the spacecraft engineering company SpaceX, while his car manufacturer Tesla also produces an SUV called the Tesla Model X.
And if that wasn’t enough Xs, the billionaire and singer Grimes included the letter in the names of their two children, X AE A-XII and Exa Dark Sideræl.Musk himself even poked fun at his affinity for the letter in a tweet.
Twitter was first launched in 2006, with the bright blue bird logo becoming a well-known symbol that represented the platform.
Online, social media users have been sharing their thoughts on the rebrand, with some people confused, while others are making light of the change.