In what seems to be a belated April Fools prank, Elon Musk has swapped the iconic Twitter logo with an image associated with the popular cryptocurrency DogeCoin.
On Monday, users of the social media app were quick to notice that the popular blue bird found on the top-left corner of the screen has been replaced with a shiba inu.
Like with previous Twitter-related incidents, the billionaire CEO acknowledged the change through a meme.
Right after theupdate, the open-source cryptocurrency Dogecoin tweeted “Very currency. Wow. Much Coin. How Money. So Crypto,” along with a set of screenshots of the dogtaking the bird’s place.
Very currency— Dogecoin (@dogecoin) April 3, 2023
So Crypto pic.twitter.com/hw6H2OOn33
Several Twitter users took to the app to air their thoughts in reaction to the new logo.
“Musk paid $44 billion for Twitter and is now apparently using it as some sort of pump-and-dump scam for Dogecoin,” one wrote.
“Bro has a billion-dollar company and plays like a kid with it,” another said, quote-tweeting the CEO.
The swap comes days after Musk petitioned to drop a $258 billion lawsuit filed by investors accusing him of running a pyramid scheme in support of the digital coin.
Despite the negative reception, Dogecoin value has risen more than 30% since its dog symbol became the face of Twitter.