Twitter for Android updated with new bottom navigation bar

Twitter for Android updated with new bottom navigation bar
Twitter has just announced its Android app is getting a tiny redesign to make it easier for users to navigate while browsing through the latest tweets. The changes are rolled out starting today, but it might not show up to everyone at the same time, so be patient if you don't see it on your phone yet.

So, as the title says, the latest update should add a brand new bottom navigation bar on Twitter for Android. It's meant to enable users to navigate between all their tabs quicker and easier. As you might expect, the addition of a new bottom navigation bar removes something else from the app.

In this case, you won't be able to swipe between the various tabs of the app such as Home, Search, Notifications, and Messages. On the bright side, the new navigation bar at the bottom of the app can be either white or blue, depending on whether or not you have Night mode enabled.

It's worth noting that this isn't an update that you can download via Google Play Store, so you'll have to wait for Twitter to push it on your smartphone to try out the new bottom navigation bar.

source: Twitter via 9to5google

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4 Comments

1. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Another iOS copy cat scenario by Android.....lolzzzzzz We see these "android copying iOS" of things very frequently recently.

3. Cyberchum

Posts: 1013; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Who really copied who?

4. GreenMan

Posts: 2694; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Congratulations, Piyath. You single handedly managed to transform a completely harmless topic into an iOS vs. Android battle! Bravo! But lets not get ahead of ourselves and forget that Apple copied Android's Notifications in the latest iOS 12 Beta due to MASSIVE demand! In any case; since our smartphones are getting so awful tall lately (19:9+) and more and more smartphones are getting the notch bug; it's only logical to place crucial navigation buttons at the bottom of the screen. No harm; no foul. G'Day!

2. willy.4

Posts: 72; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

who cares if it makes it better for the users .... Then all the more,as long as they aren't stepping on any infringements glad to see this . Even though I don't use it could care less who had it first second or third .... :)

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