N stands for Netflix’s — and it also stands for “new.”
The streaming service rolled out a new “N” emblem today across its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram profiles surprising its users. The red N, which replaces the full brand name, follows the flat, so-called “material design” trend that’s seen in recent Google, YouTube and Instagram redesigns.
Netflix isn’t ditching its red and white logo it unveiled in 2014. Rather, the redesigned “N” is a new element for its mobile apps and social media profiles. The full “Netflix” word will still be used on advertisements and show bumpers.
Reactions were mixed:
— Dam (@DamsTweets) June 20, 2016
New Netflix logo… pic.twitter.com/vT4qviBzVo
— Linda (@bangbangbruja) June 20, 2016
— Jose del Corral (@J0se) June 20, 2016
And someone already posted a think piece about the change on Medium, calling it “cold” and “not needed.”