The history of the Twitter logo (and the X logo)

It might seem that the Twitter logo in its current form has been around forever. The blue bird design is well known and has even survived Elon Musk's takeover of the social media platform – at least for now. But the original Twitter logo was very different indeed.

While Twitter is now synonymous with blue – in more ways than one after the rollout of the Twitter Blue paid verification service, the brand's colours were almost a soapy, slimy green complete with a water droplet effect, for some reason. Here we take a closer look at the Twitter logo history from 2005 right through to the present day. To learn more about logo design, see our guide to how to design a logo. And for more social media logo histories, see our pieces on the YouTube logo and the TikTok logo.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.