How to Bring Back the Classic Twitter Bluebird Icon on iPhone and Android

One of the most significant changes happening in the realm of social media these days is the rebranding of Twitter as X by Elon Musk. Yes, Twitter is now called X. The app logo inside the app, as well as the app icon, has now changed to the new X logo. While there are people who might like the new logo, not everyone is a fan of it.

It’s also hilarious that the new X logo had to be taken down from Twitter HQ because its light was a bit too bright for those living in apartments nearby. Keeping the jokes apart, not a lot of us like the new X logo as the app icon for the Twitter app. While the new logo is definitely eye sore and is also possible to lead people to think you have some sort of an app that seems to be out of place, installed on your phone.

Whether you are using iPhone or Android smartphone, you can easily overcome this problem by simply changing the icon as well as the app label of the X app.

How to Switch Back to the Old Twitter App Icon on iPhone

On iPhone, there are a number of apps that offers third-party app icons. The iPhone Operating System also allows you to change the app icons easily. We have a dedicated article on how you can easily change app icons on your iPhone, make sure to check it out. If you want to get back the old Twitter Bluebird app icon on your iPhone, you can follow these steps.

Pre-requisites:

Procedure

  1. Open the Shortcuts app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on the + icon at the top right corner.
  3. On the shortcut setup screen, you see a bunch of options and the Shortcut’s name on the top of the screen, tap on the name then select Rename it to Twitter.
    How to Switch Back to the Old Twitter App Icon on iPhone
  4. Now tap on Add Action button.
  5. Search for “Open App” and then select it.
  6. Select the fainted App box with blue text, then choose the X app from the list.
    How to Switch Back to the Old Twitter App Icon on iPhone
  7. Tap on the information icon (an “i” in a circle) available at the bottom center to add the shortcut to the home screen.
  8. On the next screen, you will get an option to change shortcut name and app icon.
  9. Select the downloaded Twitter Bluebird icon from Photos.
  10. Once done, tap Add at the top right corner.
How to Change Twitter X app icon on iPhone

And that is how you can have the old app icon back in place instead of the silly X logo that has replaced the iconic Bluebird app icon. Obviously, you can also take advantage of third-party themes and apps to change the icons, check out our detailed guide on how you can use third-party theme apps on iPhone.

How to Switch Back to the Old Twitter App Icon on Android

Android has always been ahead when it comes to customization options. In fact, it is one of the most customizable operating systems out there. Thankfully, it is a very simple and easy process to change the app logo from X to the good old Twitter bird logo.

In fact, you can easily change the app label also from X to Twitter. To be fair, the Twitter bird logo is not only simple but easily identifiable by almost every person out there. The New X logo? Not so much. Anyways, here are the things you need to change the X app logo back to the older one.

Pre-requisites

  • Nova Launcher
  • Icon Pack that has the old Twitter icon
  • Android smartphone

Procedure

Before changing the icon and app label of the X app on your Android smartphone, make sure to have the Nova launcher installed on your smartphone and ensure that it has been set up as your default launcher. Additionally, you will also need to install an icon pack that has either the old Twitter app icon or anything that is simply not the new X logo app. On a side note, make sure to have the layout option set as unlocked, otherwise, you won’t be able to make changes.

For this example, I will use Nova Launcher and the CandyCons – Icon pack. This icon pack is free to use and available for free on the Google Play Store.

  1. Tap and long press on the Twitter app.
  2. You should see a context menu pop up for the app.
  3. Make sure to tap on the edit icon at the top right of the pop-up.
  4. You should now see an Edit Shortcut pop-up.
    How to Switch Back to the Old Twitter App Icon on Android
  5. Tap on the app icon. It will now let you choose an icon pack. I have selected the CandyCons -icon pack.
  6. Now, simply scroll through the various icons available and then select the original Twitter blue bird icon or an icon that is similar to it.
  7. Once you have selected the icon, you can also choose to edit the app’s label.
  8. Finally, tap on Done. You should now see the app icon has been changed to the icon that you selected from the icon pack.
How to Switch Back to the Old Twitter App Icon on Android

Apart from just using Nova Launcher, you can also use other third-party launchers such as Niagara Launcher and other launchers that support installing third-party icon packs for your Android device.

This concludes the guide on how you can easily change the app icon and the app label from X to the previous Twitter blue bird icon. If you have questions or queries, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.

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Joshua D'souza

Enjoy games, 90's hip-hop, and tech. Loves exploring the infinite world of laptops and food. Every ready to provide assistance in anything that rocks his boat. Will gladly enjoy capturing memories through various lenses. Worked previously at PiunikaWeb as an author and researcher.

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