Twitter Blue has finally started hosting Android subscribers customize the app navigation bar. Previously only available on iOS, the feature allows you to remove the Spaces icon that sits smack in the middle of your navigation bar (as well as remove some of the other tabs if you’d like, of course).
Custom navigation lets you reduce the number of tabs displayed to just two, or keep all five that appear by default — useful if you’re tired of stretching your finger across the Spaces tab just to get to your DMs and notifications. Twitter first started testing the Spaces tab on iOS last year and the tab on Android rolled out in Maywhich only seemed to give more inconvenient users a reason to sign up for the $2.99-per-month Blue plan that launched last year.
But Blue can’t save us from every feature that overcrowds the app. Twitter announced last week that it’s going to start including more information in the banner that shows active Spaces at the very top of your timeline. While there is still no setting to disable this banner completely (neither for free or blue subscribers), it will now show who is hosting the Space, who is sharing a tweet in the Space, as well as relevant topics.