Twitter 'Larry the Bird' logo updated

Credit: flickr/_Fidelio_

The light blue bird named Larry, Twitter's logo, has become darker and less whimsical.

While users send their 400 million tweets per day, will they notice the new logo? The changes are fairly subtle, with a slightly darker blue, upward-looking angle, three feathers instead of four, and no mussed hair. Twitter believes the new logo is common enough they can do away with any text or "t" to symbolize the company, says The Verge (with short Twitter video).

The old Larry the Bird had a topnotch and looked straight ahead. The new Larry, according to Twitter, "grows out of love for ornithology, design within creative constraints, and simple geometry," and perhaps looks more optimistic. Fancy explanation for slight changes in a logo that few will remember changed by next month.


The new bird looks drunk, like he’s about to fall over backwards.

neave on

Looks like the new Twitter logo has gotten Fat and Bald with a Bigger Mouth.

A Flock of Smegal's on

The new one… hmm. It’s mechanically nice, but lacks soul.

DarkOwl on

The old one was better... The hair was cute, the wings were nicer, and the position as well. Now it looks like a peace dove.

Celine Schmahl on


The new one looks cleaner. The old one tried to do too much. We still know it is a bird twerping.

saltboy on

This is actually a really good refresh. It has all of the familiarity of the old logo, but with a fresh, progressive, and forward-thinking approach.

Steve Pye on

The old logo was too silly/cartoonish, and it was poorly executed.

Jory on

The hair

Give his hair back! :’(

7-down on

bird got a haircut. big deal.

TheBoze on


Vinoth on

Do you think Twitter should be A) updating the logo, or B) figuring out a revenue strategy? Tell us below.

For the latest IT news, analysis and how-tos, follow ITworld on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

Now read this:

Developer declares 'I am done with the Freemium Business Model'

Khan Academy offers JavaScript as their first computer language

Study says Facebook profile can predict job performance

ITWorld DealPost: The best in tech deals and discounts.
Shop Tech Products at Amazon