Here’s what the CEO has to say
It’s an exceptionally rare thing – in life or in business – that you get a second chance to make another big impression. Twitter made one massive impression and changed the way we communicate. Now, X will go further, transforming the global town square.
X is the future state of unlimited interactivity – centered in audio, video, messaging, payments/banking – creating a global marketplace for ideas, goods, services, and opportunities. Powered by AI, X will connect us all in ways we’re just beginning to imagine.
For years, fans and critics alike have pushed Twitter to dream bigger, to innovate faster, and to fulfill our great potential. X will do that and more. We’ve already started to see X take shape over the past 8 months through our rapid feature launches, but we’re just getting started.
There’s absolutely no limit to this transformation. X will be the platform that can deliver, well….everything. Elon Musk and I are looking forward to working with our teams and every single one of our partners to bring X to the world.
Twitter HQ building is lit with “X”
Yaccarino and Musk shared two separate images of the HQ building in San Francisco. The building is lit up and the new logo is projected at the building. X.com is redirecting to twitter.com and the Twitter handle’s name has been changed to X.
The changes at the company are underway because at the time of writing, we can still see the “Bird” logo in several places. When YouTuber Marques Brownlee tweeted that he will call the platform Twitter, Musk replied saying, “Not for long.”
There is no word on what the tweets will be called because till now they resonated with Twitter. “Old habits die hard. Aren’t these still called tweets?,” Brownlee said.
Twitter co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey also tweeted welcoming the change. “keep calm and just x through it,” he tweeted.
Reportedly, Musk sent an email last night to Twitter employees telling them the company would become X, and that it was the last time he would email from a Twitter address. It is to be noted that X comes under the technology company X Corp.