how to get twitter bird back

The pointless Twitter X saga continues with yet another inexplicable turn of events. Elon Musk abruptly rebranded Twitter to X a few days ago, complete with replacing the iconic bird logo with a logo just as boring as the new name. On the same note, retweets are called reposts, though not everywhere in the app. Some iPhone users are surprised to see the change, and some are angry about losing the Twitter bird they’ve come to know so well.

The point is, none of this really matters. You can’t do anything about it, and Musk can torture Twitter however he wants. After all, it’s his company after he shelled out $44 billion for it.

But if you care about the Twitter bird and hate the X, I have good news for you. You can stick with the Twitter logo and ignore the X. I’ll show you how to do it in a few easy steps.

The simplest thing you could do to keep your iPhone’s Twitter logo and app name unchanged is to avoid updating your app. If, like me, you routinely check for app updates and install the newest versions as soon as they’re out, then you’ve likely already missed that chance. Twitter is now X in the App Store, and the app has the X name and logo.

The problem with not upgrading is that you’ll miss out on new X features when they’re released. Also, there’s the security aspect of it. You should always install the newest app versions and operating system updates to ensure you’re running the latest security fixes if there are any.

The expensive, unnecessary way

how to get twitter bird back

Some people are selling old Twitter iPhones online for thousands of dollars. Several auctions went up to $25,000 on eBay, which is incredibly dumb. Whatever you do, absolutely do not purchase an old iPhone running the old Twitter app.

For the same reasons mentioned above, you won’t be able to update the app to maintain the logo in addition to having to pay money for what is effectively outdated hardware. You’ll be out thousands of dollars, and that’ll be that.

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Step 6: Select Add to Home Screen by tapping the small “down” arrow next to Open App at the top.

Even though you can’t stop Elon’s strange X obsession, at least you have some control over your own gadgets.

Step 8: Replace the ill-fated X app with your personalized Shortcut by moving it to a folder.

The shortcut name and current icon are located directly beneath the center of the screen. Tap each to edit it. To obtain the traditional bird, simply conduct a search, pick the clearest image you encounter, and return to Shortcuts to include it from your camera roll.

FAQ

Can you still use the Twitter bird logo?

Using the Twitter bird logo as your product’s logo or icon without proper authorization may infringe on Twitter’s trademark rights and can potentially lead to legal issues. Twitter, like many companies, has strict guidelines on the use of its brand assets, including logos and trademarks.

How do you get the bird emoji on Twitter?

Inserting this character displays a silhouette of Twitter’s bird logo. Typing [CHIRPBIRDICON] also displays this logo within text on the Twitter website, without using a distinct PUA code point.

Where has the Twitter bird gone?

Now X has replaced the Twitter logo on the web version, signaling a change to Musk’s “everything app” that he originally envisioned shortly after purchasing Twitter for $44 billion in November. The X logo will presumably replace the bird logo in mobile versions of the apps once they’re updated.