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Elon Musk says Twitter will change its logo – UnlistedNews

Elon Musk said he was about to make one of the most visible changes to Twitter since he took over the social media company last fall: replacing its widely recognized bird logo.

in a cheep Early Sunday morning ET, Musk said that “we will soon be saying goodbye to the Twitter brand and gradually to all the birds.”

He aggregate shortly after, “If a good enough X logo is released tonight”, “it will be released worldwide tomorrow”.

“X” is a term for what Musk has described as an “everything app” that could combine social media, instant messaging and payment services, similar to the popular Chinese app WeChat.

mr musk has said that buying Twitter is “an accelerator to create X,” and the corporate entity he created to buy and control Twitter is called X Holdings.

Musk spoke on a live Twitter audio stream early Sunday morning to say that he was changing the Twitter logo. “It should have been done a long time ago,” he said. “Sorry, it took so long.”

A few hours later, Musk said in an email to Twitter employees that “we are indeed switching to X” and that it was happening “today.” “This is my last Twitter email,” he wrote, before signing off with a greeting emoji.

Musk has few barriers to making such changes at the company after taking it private as part of his acquisition of the firm. But he could still encounter resistance from the banks that have lent him billions of dollars and the private investors he brought in the deal, who may express concern about dumping one of Twitter’s most visible assets.

The company saw its advertising revenue plummet amid the departure of sales executives and concerns that the site had become more prone to problematic content. Now it faces a well-funded rival in Threads, the Twitter-like service recently launched by Meta, the owner of Facebook.

Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Mr. Musk has had a longstanding affinity for the letter X. In 1999, he co-founded x.com, an online bank, and later merged it with another start-up to create PayPal. In 2017 he said that bought back the X.com domain from PayPal.

Mr. Musk has not always followed through on his public statements, such as when tweeted that the company would create a content moderation board to judge what kind of speech is acceptable on the site.

But it has gone ahead by altering certain Twitter practices, such as ending free verification of featured user accounts, indicated by a white and blue checkmark, and charging users a subscription fee for the checkmark.



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