A new Twitter logo was presented by Elon Musk on Monday in an effort to rebrand the microblogging service. A few hours after the formal announcement, the company's new logo—a white X on a black background—began to appear on the social media network's web version.
New Twitter Logo X: The alteration was also confirmed by Twitter's CEO, Linda Yaccarino, who tweeted the image and the message, "X is here! Let's proceed. She even shared a photo of the company's San Francisco offices with its logo projected on them.
Elon Musk, the billionaire owner of Twitter, said in a series of tweets on Sunday that he would be rebranding the social media platform as X and replacing the site's recognizable Blue Bird emblem with a new X logo.
"And soon we shall bid adieu to the Twitter brand and, gradually, all the birds," Musk wrote in a tweet.
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The "X" logo is a component of a bigger initiative to transform the microblogging platform into a "everything app" in the lines of China's WeChat, a messaging service that enables users to do everything from make purchases to arrange travel arrangements. Musk allegedly told Twitter staff last year that he wants to transform Twitter into WeChat. Outside of China, there isn't a WeChat equivalent, he claimed. "You essentially reside in China on WeChat. We'll be really successful if we can do that on Twitter.
On Sunday, X's CEO Linda Yaccarino laid out her company's goals. She claimed in a tweet that the company would be AI-powered and "centered in audio, video, messaging, payments/banking."
Since Musk paid $44 billion in October to acquire the microblogging service, Twitter has come under increasing pressure. The corporation has implemented modifications to its policies that have angered users and advertisers, including staff reductions, cost cuts, and labor reductions.
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