SoundCloud Switches Logo to Black and People Are Confused

SoundCloud, the popular music streaming platform, has recently made a color change to its logo. The company has decided to switch up its logo and icon by updating it to a sleek black color. This change comes as part of the platform’s ongoing efforts to enhance user experience, improve accessibility, and modernize its branding.

Previously, the SoundCloud icon was a bright orange color that symbolized the platform’s vibrant and energetic community of music creators and listeners. However, the company felt that it was time for a change and opted for a more understated and sophisticated look with the black-colored icon. This new icon will be featured on all platforms where SoundCloud is available, including their website, mobile app, and social media channels.

Many users have spotted the orange SoundCloud app icon having turned black instead. Though the change doesn’t sound major, longtime users of the app are reacting poorly to this little change. 

Now, folks have formulated theories on this. In a Reddit thread about the change, one person suggested that the creator might have died and the company changed the logo in solidarity or grief, though there is no official information on this theory. 

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Not many people are a fan of the change. Some users have taken to social media to express their disappointment with the new icon and others have even gone as far as suggesting that they will no longer use the music streaming service because of the change.  Despite the negative reactions, SoundCloud has not yet commented on the reason behind the change. It remains to be seen whether the app will revert to its iconic orange cloud or stick with the new black logo. 

For now, SoundCloud users will have to adjust to the change and continue to use the app to upload and share their music.