Twitter Blue has finally started allowing Android subscribers customize the app’s navigation bar. This feature, previously only available on iOS, lets you get rid of the Spaces icon in the middle of your navigation bar (and of course, remove some other tabs if you want).
With custom navigation, you can reduce the number of tabs displayed to at least two, or keep all five tabs visible by default – very handy if you’re tired of stretching your fingers over the Spaces tab just to access your DM and notifications. First Twitter started testing the Spaces tab on iOS last year and Launch tab on Android in Maythis only seems to give inconvenient users more than a reason to sign up $2.99/month Blue subscription launched last year.
But Blue can’t save us from every feature that clutters the app. Twitter announced last week that it will begin to include more information in the banner showing active Spaces at the top of your timeline. While there is still no setting to disable this banner completely (not for free or Blue subscribers), it will now show who is hosting the Space, who shares a tweet in the Space, as well as related Topics.