Twitter Yanks The QuickBar From iPhone App

Twitter has yanked the infamous QuickBar from its iPhone and iPad app in its latest update. The QuickBar was added previously as a means to help users discover what's happening beyond their own circles and learn of new trending topics. However, the new feature was not well received.

Many people felt that the QuickBar was rather intrusive and could become a form of unwanted advertisement where companies could pay to have certain trending topics thrusted upon users via the QuickBar. Apparently, Twitter sensed the negative reception and swiftly removed the new feature.

The QuickBar may be dead for now, but Twitter says it will continue to explore ways to highlight what's going on outside of your chosen circle of influence. They hope to find new ways to improve in-app notifications and discovery.

[via Twitter Blog]