‘Say Bye to the Birds’ Elon Musk Plans to Change the Iconic Twitter Blue Bird Logo to ‘X’

By: Mark Smith | Last updated: Nov 22, 2023

Twitter was founded in 2006, and since then, the little blue bird named Larry has been the beloved logo. However, it seems the symbol won’t be around for long.

“Soon, we shall all bid adieu to the Twitter brand and, eventually, to all the birds,” Elon Musk said.

Bidding Farewell

Twitter owner Elon Musk, on Sunday, gave notice to all Twitter users. He said he was going to change the social media platform’s logo.


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A following post that was put up on the site at 12:06 a.m. by the billionaire owner said, “If an X logo that is good enough is posted tonight, we will make it go live worldwide by tomorrow.”


Welcome to X Corp

Elon Musk later posted the image of a gleaming X logo.  He confirmed the logo when he replied “Yes” to a question asking whether the Twitter logo would change. Elon further explained that the change should have happened a long time ago.


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Since Elon bought the company on October 27, 2022, he has had a rough term as the owner of the social media company. Now, he has changed its name to X Corp. The decision reflects Elon’s vision to create a power app like China’s WeChat.

Temporary Replacements

This is not the first time Elon has tried changing the Twitter logo. The bird logo was once temporarily substituted in April earlier this year by Dogecoin’s Shiba Inu dog emblem.


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One of the rough periods Twitter faced since the beginning of Elon’s tenure was when he announced that the social media platform would restrict the number of tweets each account can read daily. Elon and his newly acquired social media firm received severe criticism from users and marketing experts.

Pushing Through Rough Patches

This announcement made many users go for the new Meta-owned rival service ‘Threads.’ The new app gained about 100 million users within five days of launch.


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Twitter’s most current complication was a lawsuit that was recently filed. The file charged against the company claimed that the firm owes their former workers about $500 million in severance pay. Since Elon acquired the company, more than half of its workers have been laid off to cut expenses.