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Twitter officially rebrands and moves to X.com

What To Know

  • Elon Musk announced the final move, marking the end of an era for the social network once known for its iconic blue bird logo and the Twitter name.
  • As part of this transition, all references to Twitter have been scrubbed from the platform, solidifying its new identity under the X.
  • Com signifies a departure from the legacy of Twitter, which played a significant role in shaping the social media landscape.
  • For now, it’s a moment to acknowledge the end of Twitter’s blue bird legacy and welcome the new identity of X.

Twitter has officially completed its rebranding journey, transitioning all of its core systems to X.com. Elon Musk announced the final move, marking the end of an era for the social network once known for its iconic blue bird logo and the Twitter name. As part of this transition, all references to Twitter have been scrubbed from the platform, solidifying its new identity under the X.com domain.

The Verge noted that X.com has also updated its landing and login pages. At the bottom of these pages, a new note reads: “Welcome to x.com! We are letting you know that we are changing our URL, but your privacy and data protection settings remain the same.” This note links to the updated Privacy page, now also hosted on X.com.

Over the past year, the rebranding process has been gradual but deliberate. The company changed its official handle from @Twitter to @X and replaced the Twitter logo on its headquarters.

The website’s favicons were updated, a move that initially triggered some browsers’ security warnings. The apps were also updated to feature the new X logo instead of the traditional bluebird. Additionally, TweetDeck was renamed XPro, and Twitter Blue became X Premium.

The transition to X.com involved moving pages slowly, which inadvertently introduced security risks. Bad actors could exploit the inconsistent URL transitions to phish unsuspecting users. However, with the completion of this move, X.com aims to mitigate these risks.

This rebranding is part of a larger effort by Elon Musk to reshape the platform’s identity. The move to X.com signifies a departure from the legacy of Twitter, which played a significant role in shaping the social media landscape. The new identity aligns with Musk’s vision of a multifunctional platform that extends beyond traditional social networking.

The finalization of this transition invites users to embrace the new era of X.com. As the platform moves forward, it remains to be seen how these changes will impact its user base and overall functionality. For now, it’s a moment to acknowledge the end of Twitter’s blue bird legacy and welcome the new identity of X.com.