Twitter Blue is finally starting to allow Android subscribers customize the app’s navigation bar. The feature, which was previously only available on iOS, allows you to get rid of the Spaces icon in the middle of the navigation bar (and of course, remove a few other tabs if you want to too).
With custom navigation, you can reduce the number of tabs shown to at least two, or keep all five tabs that appear by default — handy if you’re tired of stretching your finger over the Spaces tab only to access direct messages and notifications. Twitter first Testing of the Spaces tab began on iOS last year And the Tab roll out on Android in MayWhich seems to only give more annoyed users a reason to sign up for the $2.99 per month Blue subscription that launched last year.
But Blue can’t save us from every feature cluttering the app. Twitter announced last week It will begin to include more information in the banner displaying the active areas at the top of your timeline. Although there is no setting to turn this banner off completely (neither for free subscribers nor blue subscribers), it will now show who is hosting the space, who is sharing a tweet in the space, as well as related topics.