By John Ikani
Elon Musk has announced that he will be changing the name of Twitter to X.
The change which will go into effect as soon as Monday, July 24th includes the ditching of the iconic bird logo.
He has also announced that X.com now points to twitter.com.
In May, it was revealed that Twitter was already registered under a company named X.corp.
This suggests that Musk has been planning this change for some time.
The new developments fall in line with Musk’s vision of turning Twitter into a super app.
Musk in a series of tweets on Sunday said the new name reflects his vision for Twitter as a “super app” that will combine audio, video, messaging, payments/banking – creating a global marketplace for ideas, goods, services, and opportunities.
He also said the new name is more “futuristic” and “aspirational,” stressing that “powered by AI, X will connect us all in ways we’re just beginning to imagine.”
The change has been met with mixed reactions from Twitter users. Some users have expressed support for the change, while others have criticized it.
Those who support the change say that it is a necessary step to modernize Twitter and make it more competitive with other social media platforms.
They also say that the new name is more reflective of the company’s future direction.
Those who oppose the change say that it is an unnecessary and confusing change. They also say that the new name is not as memorable as the old name.