Twitter users are axing Elon's X from their homescreens

The Twitter icon and X icon on an orange background
(Image credit: Twitter/Future)

The bird is dead, and in its place is Elon Musk's brand new concept, 'X.' Twitter users were in for a shock this weekend as their homescreens were invaded by the mysterious X app icon, and the drastic rebrand has been met with mixed reviews. The new controversial design has some tweeters outraged, with threats to boycott the app – but is there now a better solution to outright mutiny?

The change comes as a result of Musk's masterplan to create a unified "everything platform" aligning with his other companies, SpaceX and xAI, in hopes of rivalling the popular Chinese app WeChat. The "art deco" design has been criticised for its similarity to the unicode symbol "𝕏", and while Musk has promised that the new design is set to "develop" over time, some users are keen to see it gone sooner than planned. Luckily, one crafty Twitter user has found a solution. (Feel like creating your own icon? Check out our guide on how to download Photoshop.)

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Natalie Fear
Staff Writer

Natalie is Creative Bloq's staff writer. With an eye for trending topics and a passion for internet culture, she brings you the latest in art and design news. A recent English Literature graduate, Natalie enjoys covering the lighter side of the news and brings a fresh and fun take to her articles. Outside of work (if she’s not glued to her phone), she loves all things music and enjoys singing sweet folky tunes.