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Customizing social media logos (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)?

Facebook, Twitter, and other social media groups give out guidelines as to how websites can use their logos or trademarks. For example, you can't change the color or design of Facebook's logo. Knowing that some of these social media groups can exercise their rights against misuse of their assets, how come most of the websites I see have the logos edited in ways that go against those guidelines? Forgive me if it's a stupid questioin

1 Answer

Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
28,148 Points

I'd imagine it's just simply not worth their time or money to go after the bazillion of websites that do this. Unless you pop up on their radar for some reason.

Overall, I think it's a bad idea to change the social media assets to something different. Have as much intuitive elements as possible on a website make for a great UX. Users know and expect what the facebook or twitter logos look like; why change it? (Rhetorical question)

Hmm, that does make sense. Thanks for your answer!