Twitter has replaced its iconic blue bird logo with the popular “Doge” meme, causing a stir among users who have responded with memes and reactions. The change is only visible on the web version of the social media platform and not on the app. It is reported that the change in logo resulted from the platform’s acquisition by Elon Musk, who took over Twitter almost a year ago after a $44 billion deal was finalized with previous authorities. The new logo is also the logo of the Dogecoin cryptocurrency, and its introduction reportedly caused Dogecoin’s value to rise by almost 30%.
The New Twitter Logo pic.twitter.com/q0amfGdN80
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Musk himself confirmed the logo change and shared a meme of a police officer asking for documents, with doge responding that it’s an old photo. Prior to the change, Musk had discussed the possibility of creating a new platform or buying Twitter and replacing its iconic bird logo with a Twitter user.
Doge replacing the Twitter logo doesn't come as a surprise to us. Doggos have always been the best at broadcasting important information 🥺 pic.twitter.com/JJL38nA5Gw
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Dogs after new Doge Twitter Logo : pic.twitter.com/6PjaFadVpS
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the new twitter logo is amazing pic.twitter.com/og7G30LZnj
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The logo change is not the only controversy surrounding Twitter. Musk had also promised to remove blue ticks from all celebrity users as part of his plan to turn the platform into a pay-to-play model. However, the deadline for this has passed and the blue ticks remain, with new disclaimers indicating that they may or may not have been paid for. Twitter has not responded to requests for clarification on its changing policies.