Earlier in February of this year, Mozilla Firefox was the center of attention where the company’s logo is concerned. Several fans on social media complained about the changes to the logo. Apparently, the fox was no longer visible in the new design, but from what Mozilla is saying, such is not the exact truth.
The fox in the Firefox browser logo is intact!
From what we can tell, the backlash began with a Tweet that misinterpreted what the logos are all about, and from there, it went viral. The tweet going viral ensured that a lot of people who did not do their own research would end up believing the fox was removed. But that is not the case at all.
In a new blog post, the folks at Mozilla had no choice but to explain what is going on. You see, the company pointed out that the new logo without the fox is merely the logo for Firefox as a brand, but not Firefox-related products.
The new logo “represents the family of Firefox products,” according to Mozilla in the latest blog post.
“People were up in arms because they thought we had scrubbed fox imagery from our browser. Rest easy, knowing nothing could be further from the truth.
The logo causing all the stir is one we created a while ago with input from our users. Back in 2019, we updated the Firefox browser logo and added the parent brand logo as a new logo for our broader product portfolio that extends beyond the browser.”
While we understand what Mozilla is trying to say, we can’t help but believe the company brought this problem upon itself.
Most people on the web view the Firefox web browser as simply, Firefox; therefore, whenever they see a logo deemed as Firefox, they will automatically believe it is linked to the web browser.
Let’s not forget that Firefox began life as a web browser. However, it would seem as if Mozilla is taking advantage of the popularity of the name to push its other pet projects.
As it stands, then, Firefox is more than just a web browser these days, and that is something fans will have to accept going forward.