Twitter lays down the law: don't touch the bird

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If you've looked closely at Twitter recently, then you may have noticed that the site has, ever so slightly, redesigned its bird logo.

Twitter usage guidelines

(Credit: Twitter)

As reported by The Guardian, to go along with the change, Twitter has issued a series of edicts about how the newly revised logo can and cannot be used, which we've listed below.


  • Use our official, unmodified Twitter bird to represent our brand

  • Make sure the bird faces right

  • Allow for at least 150 per cent buffer space around the bird.


  • Use speech bubbles or words around the bird

  • Rotate or change the direction of the bird

  • Animate the bird

  • Duplicate the bird

  • Change the colour of the bird

  • Use any other marks or logos to represent our brand.

We wonder, though, whether by issuing such specific and nay-saying guidelines, the company, which champions free speech throughout the world, is inadvertently baiting users to do exactly what it doesn't want them to do.

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DanielH6 posted a comment   

Can we flip the bird???

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