Twitter has officially rebranded to X.com

Elon Musk, the owner of X (formerly Twitter), announced the full migration of the platform’s core systems to the new domain. This means visiting twitter.com will now redirect you to x.com.

Twitter X

This change comes after Elon Musk’s acquisition of the platform in 2021. The billionaire entrepreneur has long envisioned X as an “everything app,” encompassing features beyond just social media. This rebrand reflects that ambition, moving away from Twitter’s singular identity and embracing a broader scope.

What does this mean for users?

For most users, the transition will be relatively smooth. The core functionality of the platform – sharing posts, following accounts, and engaging in conversations – remains largely unchanged. However, there are a few key updates to be aware of:

  • Website address: Visiting the old twitter.com address will now automatically redirect you to x.com.
  • App name: The mobile app has already undergone a name change and is now simply called “X.”
  • Terminology: X is moving away from some Twitter-specific terms. For instance, your posts are now called “posts” instead of “tweets.”

Twitter X.com

Not just a rebrand

The switch to X.com is more than just a cosmetic change. It signifies a move towards a more comprehensive platform. Here’s what we can expect from X in the coming months and years:

  • Expansion of features: X is poised to integrate features like messaging, mobile payments, and potentially even online shopping – similar to WeChat or Line, popular super apps in Asia.
  • Focus on audio and video: Musk has emphasized the growing importance of audio and video content. We can expect to see X prioritize these formats, potentially with features like live streams and improved video editing tools.
  • A commitment to free speech: One of Musk’s stated goals for X is to be a platform for open dialogue. How this translates into content moderation policies remains to be seen, and will likely be a topic of much discussion.

While some users may be apprehensive about the changes, others are excited about the potential of a more comprehensive and versatile platform. Only time will tell how X evolves and if it can successfully navigate the challenges of becoming an “everything app.”

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    I'm a passionate tech enthusiast here to break down the latest trends, gadgets, and software. Whether you're a seasoned programmer or just curious about the digital world, I aim to deliver insightful articles that are both informative and engaging.

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I'm a passionate tech enthusiast here to break down the latest trends, gadgets, and software. Whether you're a seasoned programmer or just curious about the digital world, I aim to deliver insightful articles that are both informative and engaging.