The 22-year-old singer changed his Twitter account handle to “@ZaynMalik,” shortening it from “@ZaynMalik1D.”
Not soon after fans noticed it, #YouWillAlwaysBeZaynMalik1D started trending on Twitter.
Zayn also removed references to the band from his Twitter bio, which used to include a link to 1D‘s website.
Check out his first tweet as just “@zaynmalik” below!
Is speech an extension to our thoughts or an image that we like to create x
— zaynmalik (@zaynmalik) April 30, 2015