Elon Musk announces redirection of ‘X’ to Twitter with a new logo unveiling soon
Twitter’s bird logo may soon be a thing of the past as the domain name ‘X.com’ now redirects users to the micro-blogging platform. CEO Elon Musk, who took over Twitter last year, mentioned in a tweet that he plans to replace the little blue birdie logo with an “X.” Musk also tweeted an image of a flickering “X” shared by a user and said that if a good enough logo is posted, it could go live worldwide the next day. This isn’t the first time Musk has changed the Twitter logo; in April, he briefly replaced it with the “doge” meme of the Dogecoin cryptocurrency. Musk acquired Twitter for $44 billion in late October and has since overseen drastic changes, including staff cuts and policy changes that have led to service disruptions. He has also warned of Twitter’s financial instability, stating that it could potentially file for bankruptcy. The platform’s negative cash flow is due to a 50% drop in advertising revenue and heavy debt loads. Despite the changes, Musk is determined to transform Twitter into “X.com,” referencing the company he founded in 1999. The move signals a potential rebranding effort for the platform and could be a significant shift in its identity. It remains to be seen how Twitter users will react to the removal of the iconic bird logo and the introduction of the mysterious “X” logo.