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Twitter is moving the navigation bar to the bottom of its Android app

The new feature should allow users with big screen smartphones to navigate easily in the app

  • Published: July 13, 2018 2:40 PM IST
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In order to offer an easier navigation system, Twitter is redesigning its interface on Android to bring the navigation bar at the bottom. The design change was touted a few months back, but the social media company is expected to roll out the features to all its users soon. Also Read - WhatsApp testing new shortcut to quickly forward stickers

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Having the navigation bar at the bottom should make it easier to navigate through the app, especially on larger devices. There is one downside to this though. Now, users will not have the convenience of simply swiping between Home, Search, Notifications, and Messages tabs. Also Read - MediaTek chip flaw that could led to eavesdropping Android users fixed

Twitter is also changing the color of the navigations bar. Depending on whether you re using the app in Night mode, the color of bar will either be blue or white. To make the experience more seamless, Twitter has also made it possible for the action bar to disappear, when scrolling through the app.

According to 9to5Google, there are two tabs for notifications now, which consist of All and Mentions. The app allows you to simply swipe between them. Lastly, direct messages will now show a message request count right at the top of the screen.

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Speaking of making changes, Twitter recently decided to remove all the locked accounts, that are suspected to be run by bots and spammers, from the follower list of all its users. This has resulted in the top 100 most popular Twitter accounts to lose about 2 percent of their followers on an average. The app took this step, in order to regain its credibility as a micro-blogging service.

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  • Published Date: July 13, 2018 2:40 PM IST

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