Elon Musk's name and logo change announcement was met with quite the response as users got "Twitter X" trending -- and not because they love it.
Elon Musk's sudden rebranding of Twitter to X greeted internet goers early Monday morning -- and of course the only thing new citizens of the X-verse knew to do was to complain via something formerly referred to as "tweeting."
While the billionaire's decision to exterminate the iconic blue bird was roundly criticized by users of the app, new CEO Linda Yaccarino went on the defense.
"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," Yaccarino said.
"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."
Musk, of course, is no stranger to using "X" for branding, as his SpaceX leans hard into it, and he even launched an online bank called x.com and said that the new Twitter will run off that domain. He had previously teased the idea of X as an "everything app," something Yaccarino seemed to confirm.
Twitter is evolving and Twitter users are not loving it. Along the lines of Facebook becoming Meta, Musk said Sunday night right before the change: "And soon we shall bid adieu to the twitter brand and, gradually, all the birds."
He followed that up with another tweet that if a "good enough X logo is posted tonight, we'll make go live worldwide tomorrow."
And he did just that. See below for how some are reacting on the newly renamed platform.
Musk had previously hinted at the upcoming change with a video clip of a very dramatic "X" he posted on Saturday night and over the weekend users on the platform wasted no time making fun of the proposed change so hard they even got "New Coke" trending!
Here's a smattering of their funniest and most unexpected responses from the weekend before the final logo dropped Monday morning.