Twitter Removes QuickBar in iPhone App

April 1st, 2011 at 7:35 am

Twitter has announced that the QuickBar on its iPhone app is no longer existent, which has created cheers from users who find the feature too bothersome.

The QuickBar, which was launched at the beginning of the month, is a small black strip across the top of a user’s Twitter feed, as seen in the picture. It woud drop down and display trending topics as well as advertisements. The QuickBar is originally meant to let users see trends right on top of their timeline and help them discover a broader world beyond the people they are following.

The QuickBar, however, never caught on and was given pejorative nicknames across the Internet. Twitter has since removed the QuickBar from the iPhone app on Thursday and has issued an apology of sorts to its users.

“After testing a feature and evaluating its merits, if we learn it doesn’t improve the user experience or serve our mission, we’ll remove that feature,” Twitter Creative Director Doug Bowman has written in a blog post. “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.”

However, Bowman has claimed Quickbar was widely used despite its negative reputation.

Source: Los Angeles Times


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