Twitter Quick Bar has Gone from Apple

Twitter released an update for an application of Apple iPhone with the feature of quick bar at beginning of this march.   This quick bar enables to see the trends on top of the timeline of twitter app. But this twitter api turned into negative way. Apple users felt this api as useless.

So, twitter decided to kill this application from the Apple products,  before that in the official blog post Twitter posted like :

The QuickBar was originally conceived to help users discover what’s happening in the broader world beyond people they already follow. The bar was also seen as a potential means of in-app notifications for new @mentions, DMs, and other important activity.

Twitter Quickbar

Twitter decided to kill the feature from the iOS platform. It’s basically a part of a trial and error method. Loads of users complained about the feature but it was useful for keeping a tab of the trends. I believe rather than forcing or removing abruptly, Twitter should’ve made it optional for the users to keep it there or not. But for now, QuickBar may rest in peace. No more Bar jokes.


The QuickBar was experimental, Bowman said.

“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,” he said. “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.”

Twitter Quickbar

But while the QuickBar wasn’t particularly loved, it did get used, Bowman said.

“We believe there are still significant benefits to increasing awareness of what’s happening outside the home timeline,” he said. “Evidence of the incredibly high usage metrics for the QuickBar support this. For now, we’re going back to the drawing board.

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