I'm trying to use the icons in the same color they are shown on the net. For example I want to have my linkedin icon with color blue instead of dimmed gray. How can I achieve this?

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The definitions of the icons are found in moderncviconsawesome.sty (using default settings). You can modify these definitions to add colors to the icons.

Original definitions:

\renewcommand*{\mobilephonesymbol}   {{\Large\faMobile}~}
\renewcommand*{\fixedphonesymbol}    {\faPhone~}
\renewcommand*{\faxphonesymbol}      {{\small\faFax}~}        % alternative: \faPrint
\renewcommand*{\emailsymbol}         {{\small\faEnvelopeO}~}  % alternative: \faInbox
\renewcommand*{\homepagesymbol}      {{\small\faGlobe}~}      % alternative: \faHome
\renewcommand*{\linkedinsocialsymbol}{{\small\faLinkedin}~}   % alternative: \faLinkedinSquare
\renewcommand*{\twittersocialsymbol} {{\small\faTwitter}~}    % alternative: \faTwitterSquare
\renewcommand*{\githubsocialsymbol}  {{\small\faGithub}~}     % alternative: \faGithubSquare, \faGithubSquare

MWE that changes the LinkedIn color to blue:

\title{Resumé title}
\address{street and number}{postcode city}{country}
\email{[email protected]}
\extrainfo{additional information}



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  • another question, do you know how can I extend the social commands, to have only icons without texts that are embedded with links? Like only having twitter icon without any string infront of it.
    – Farhood ET
    Jul 12, 2021 at 19:46
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    @FarhoodET if you have a new question it is best to ask a new question using the Ask Question button on top of the page. The formatting of the text part of the social media entries is a bit complicated in moderncv and the question is also fairly different from changing the colors, so a new question is better I think. Also it might be confusing for readers: how do they know that the icon is a link?
    – Marijn
    Jul 12, 2021 at 20:40

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