Twitter Announces ‘QuickBar’ to Be Removed in App Update Today


There was a tonne of noise made about the twitter app’s ‘QuickBar’ (which was quickly coined ‘dickbar’ on twitter). The Twitter team just announced the following on their blog:

Rather than continue to make changes to the QuickBar as it exists, we removed the bar from the update appearing in the App Store today. We believe there are still significant benefits to increasing awareness of what’s happening outside the home timeline. Evidence of the incredibly high usage metrics for the QuickBar support this. For now, we’re going back to the drawing board to explore the best possible experience for in-app notification and discovery.

The QuickBar fix ‘twizzler’ was introduced via Cydia, but it seems it won’t be necessary anymore. Are you happy about this?

[twitter blog via @TUAW]


  • I don’t mind it, and it does show you what’s trending. exciting if its something you’re involved in. other then that i guess it popping up can be annoying but it does go away. I have seen ads that were more annoying on free apps so its not that big of a deal.

  • Anonymous

    Am I the only one who liked it? It shows you whats trending.

  • Jay

    I liked it, too. They should have at least allowed the option to keep it. Twitter is doing so well and should stop listening to the whiners.

  • You just got a perennial visitor of this site!