Musk confirms Twitter has become

Saturday, May 18, 2024

PARIS: The social network formerly known as Twitter has fully migrated over to, owner Elon Musk said on Friday.The billionaire head of Tesla, SpaceX and other companies bought Twitter for $44 billion in late 2022 and announced the rebrand to X last July.

Although the logo and branding were changed to “X”, the domain name remained until Friday.“All core systems are now on,” Musk wrote on X, posting an image of a logo of a white X on a blue circle.

Queries to redirected users to on Friday morning, though the original domain name still appeared on some browsers. Musk has repeatedly used the letter X in the branding of his companies, starting in 1999 with his attempt to set up an online financial superstore called

When he bought Twitter, he set up a company called X Corp to close the deal.Musk has said he wants “X” to become a super-app along the lines of China’s WeChat.The Chinese app is much bigger than X and weaves together messaging, voice and video calling, social media, mobile payment, games, news, online booking and other services.He has also bolted onto X an AI chatbot called “Grok”, which was launched in Europe this week.—